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Brian Morton

Brian Morton is an Anchor/Producer for NewsWatch 12.

Title: Anchor

No television journalist in Southern Oregon comes close to matching Brian Morton’s experience as a local news anchor.

Brian’s career took him to Monterey, California; Tucson, Arizona; and Spokane, Washington before he and his family moved to Southern Oregon. He has earned numerous awards for excellence in broadcast journalism from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, including an award for the public affairs special “Fish & Families: A Fight for Survival.”

Brian joined the NewsWatch in November 1995. He shares the anchor desk with Alicia Rubin on NewsWatch 12 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. He also anchors NewsWatch 12 at 11:00 p.m.

Brian received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. He and his wife, Laurie, have three children and live in Medford.

Recent Posts by Brian Morton

Grants Pass citizens recognized for saving a man's life

After six people stepped in and performed life-saving CPR, the Grants Pass citizens were recognized for their heroism.

New evacuation updates surrounding Milepost 97 fire

In conjunction with Milepost 97 Fire managers, the Sheriff's Office is issuing Level 1 "Ready" evacuation notices for all residences on the west side of the freeway between Interstate mileposts 88-83.

For many in Malin, welcoming the Jordan Cove pipeline comes naturally

If approved, the Jordan Cove pipeline would begin in the Klamath County town of Malin — where two other pipelines end.

Every Child tries to increase foster parent numbers

Every Child held an informational meeting Monday night.

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

Fight Over Charles Manson's Remains

People claiming to be close to Charles Manson are in court trying to get to take his remains.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 207106

Reported Deaths: 2757
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40396614
Washington26812249
Marion23444323
Clackamas18953235
Lane13924164
Jackson11549146
Deschutes1002782
Umatilla860987
Linn562281
Yamhill478679
Klamath477878
Polk400556
Douglas389583
Malheur362063
Josephine361772
Benton326922
Jefferson237139
Coos216737
Columbia192329
Union150124
Wasco144530
Lincoln143421
Crook129223
Hood River121733
Morrow115516
Clatsop10609
Baker102315
Curry72011
Tillamook6604
Grant5517
Lake4688
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam811
Sherman701
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3810808

Reported Deaths: 63373
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124790924459
Riverside3017994627
San Bernardino2993204850
San Diego2818863771
Orange2731055113
Santa Clara1201922190
Kern1107991404
Sacramento1078721737
Fresno1029711724
Alameda897561277
Ventura816611031
San Joaquin748081440
Contra Costa70770813
Stanislaus635351070
Tulare49802849
Monterey43842432
San Mateo42685581
San Francisco37275556
Santa Barbara34621455
Solano33762266
Merced32315479
Sonoma30957317
Imperial28855741
Placer23604300
Kings23202247
San Luis Obispo21448261
Madera16647245
Santa Cruz16246208
Marin14208230
Yolo14165212
Butte12668195
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10401116
Napa1002880
Sutter9666113
Yuba651251
San Benito610963
Lassen579925
Tehama573563
Nevada493175
Humboldt450849
Mendocino434050
Tuolumne421671
Amador374247
Lake356345
Glenn243327
Siskiyou239837
Colusa228818
Calaveras220856
Del Norte14588
Inyo143438
Mono12984
Plumas7376
Modoc5635
Mariposa4657
Trinity4236
Sierra1170
Alpine890
Unassigned320
Medford
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Brookings
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Crater Lake
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 43°
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Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
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Klamath Falls
Clear
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