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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: 139355

Reported Deaths: 1904
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah29403466
Washington19370183
Marion16840250
Clackamas12186142
Lane8850113
Jackson723497
Umatilla702874
Deschutes528341
Yamhill333851
Linn322950
Malheur321755
Polk259940
Klamath256848
Josephine186836
Benton184614
Douglas180547
Jefferson173925
Union115817
Wasco112723
Columbia108218
Lincoln104417
Coos102116
Hood River99423
Morrow96810
Clatsop7185
Crook66914
Baker5835
Tillamook3732
Curry3275
Lake2605
Grant2171
Harney1906
Wallowa1003
Gilliam531
Sherman480
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3235045

Reported Deaths: 38268
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles108548815614
San Bernardino2685421719
Riverside2668492970
Orange2391752768
San Diego2300662421
Santa Clara991741278
Kern91119591
Fresno863361084
Sacramento846531194
Alameda71298906
Ventura67066546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49500803
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34510356
San Francisco30734293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27141118
Imperial25745510
Merced25743332
Sonoma25160251
Kings20223161
Placer18034188
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14068175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11276146
Shasta10144132
Butte9865136
El Dorado824566
Sutter812984
Napa807050
Lassen530916
San Benito523851
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada339473
Mendocino332236
Amador307433
Lake272932
Humboldt265227
Glenn202822
Colusa19079
Calaveras171323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11454
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3924
Mariposa3575
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
Unassigned00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 44°
Brookings
Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Medford
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 44°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 44°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 27°
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