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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

FireWatch: New evacuations in River Fire Complex

There are new evacuation orders in the River Complex of fires. All of Zones 1-5 are now under an evacuation order issued by the Trinity County Sheriff. All residents are advised to immediately evacuate south on SR3.

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: 320990

Reported Deaths: 3682
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah52083644
Washington35615280
Marion33366399
Clackamas27185275
Lane24597256
Jackson21336267
Deschutes17215104
Umatilla13006129
Douglas10969202
Linn1083488
Josephine8772173
Yamhill7704101
Klamath666493
Polk642172
Malheur494667
Benton474228
Coos436272
Columbia333539
Jefferson325747
Lincoln283430
Union280938
Wasco248139
Crook220639
Clatsop217526
Tillamook185123
Baker180524
Morrow170721
Curry168617
Hood River165835
Harney88318
Grant8678
Lake7418
Wallowa54012
Gilliam1404
Sherman1333
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4680552

Reported Deaths: 68599
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles145417226013
Riverside3600584843
San Diego3543914051
San Bernardino3490475540
Orange3162215384
Sacramento1516592138
Santa Clara1411661844
Fresno1373871927
Kern1369321532
Alameda1168001333
San Joaquin983511628
Ventura982921134
Contra Costa96331924
Stanislaus814771256
Tulare74142898
San Mateo52540612
San Francisco52328615
Monterey49733567
Solano44452312
Santa Barbara43353505
Merced39734546
Sonoma39609384
Placer37033367
Imperial34462755
Kings30419293
San Luis Obispo28582318
Madera22042263
Butte21781236
Shasta21374290
Santa Cruz20255214
Yolo19359239
Marin17200242
El Dorado16194130
Sutter13228154
Napa1235295
Yuba937161
Nevada856885
Tehama843786
Humboldt843093
San Benito711470
Mendocino698476
Lassen653027
Tuolumne623393
Lake613592
Amador498859
Glenn407530
Siskiyou406241
Calaveras351170
Del Norte342035
Colusa293918
Inyo168539
Mono15145
Plumas12676
Mariposa102713
Trinity74310
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1370
Alpine1010
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