“My parents supported both of my passions by buying books that were science related and making sure I always had a fresh art pad to draw in,” Michelle Morgan said.
Morgan is an alum of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she studied Meteorology focusing on the research aspect of atmospheric physics, and minored in Physics. During her time at the University, she participated in several weather organizations and was a trained Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service.
Aside from her academic pursuits, she was a student-athlete and served as a Cheerleading Team Captain during her final year.
Morgan credits all of the organizations she surrounded herself with for playing a vital role in my successful career.
“They all have given me the tools to forecast and understand the atmosphere,” Morgan said. “All of these experiences allowed me to work efficiently in a team environment and also gave me tools to communicate effectively about the weather.”
She goes on to state that she wants women of Guyanese descent to work hard and see themselves in her and through her work and “know that you are seen and heard and you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Morgan started her career as a Meteorologist for KRTV 3 in Great Falls, Montana — where she worked for the Station from 2016 to 2018, then later joined WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia as a Traffic Anchor & Noon Meteorologist from mid-2018 to 2021.
But despite growing up in the borough that is home to a large West Indian population, she didn’t see much representation of women like herself in the news industry. “The Guyanese community is a very large proud community but what surprises me is that not a lot of people know about Guyana and its people and culture. I’ve lived in a lot of cities and in most of the areas I’ve lived in, no one knew where Guyana was,” Morgan said.
Throughout her career, Morgan has been awarded numerous awards — including Best Weathercast from the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters in 2020 for team coverage on the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isais and in 2021 her entire team was honored with Best Weather Coverage in the nation, from the from Broadcast and Cable Magazine for their coverage on Hurricane Ida.
She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists.
Morgan will be joining WKMG-TV as a Meteorologist in Orlando, Florida later this May.