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Keith Morrison

Dateline NBC Correspondent
NBC News

Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC, the longest running primetime show in NBC history. He joined the Friday newsmagazine in 1995 after a varied career reporting around the world at both NBC and in Canadian television.

Since joining Dateline, Morrison has covered a wide variety of stories and hosted numerous #1 podcasts, including Mommy Doomsday and Murder & Magnolias. He also hosted the #1 podcast series, The Thing About Pam, which was the inspiration for NBC’s eponymous series starring two-time Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger.

During his time with NBC News, Morrison has also reported on 9/11, the peace process in the Middle East, wars fought by child soldiers in Africa, and the battle waged over the fate of Elian Gonzales. He began his career in the 1960s, working for several radio and television stations in Canada's western provinces, before joining the Canadian CTV Network in 1973 where he was a correspondent, producer and news anchor. In the early 1980s, Morrison was a co-host and political correspondent for the CBC Network’s The Journal, a nightly news and current affairs program.

Morrison joined NBC in January 1986 as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on KNBC-TV, Los Angeles. Two years later, he joined NBC News as a West Coast correspondent for NBC Nightly News and TODAY, among other NBC News programs. In 1989, Morrison was also a key contributor to NBC’s coverage of the student rebellion in Beijing and the resulting massacre in Tiananmen Square. In the following years he contributed award-winning NBC News hour-long documentaries, shorter pieces for various magazine programs, and many stories on Nightly News and TODAY. In 1992, he returned to Canada to become host of CTV’s morning program, Canada-AM.

His work has garnered Emmy, Sigma Delta Chi and Edward R. Murrow awards among others. Morrison is on Twitter at @Dateline_Keith.

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