Morgan McKay joined Spectrum News 1 as a political reporter in 2019 after spending time covering the state capitol for other television stations. Before coming to New York, she covered politics in her home state of Montana. For Morgan, covering politics allows her to connect the community to the decisions being made by government on things that impact their daily lives. Working in Albany helps connect two passions of Morgan’s: politics and history. She appreciates how history fills every nook and cranny of the Capitol building.

A former president of the state’s Legislative Correspondents Association, Morgan has experience covering all angles of New York state politics — from the big budget battles and inaugurations to tense elections and corruption. Before she sought to track down politicians, she was covering wildfires in Yellowstone National Park and hiking up an ice wall to cover a story. 

When she isn’t watching history unfold before her own eyes, you can find her out on a run around her neighborhood, or trying out a new restaurant around the Capital Region — particularly the Italian cuisine. While she enjoys living in a “big city,” Morgan is always looking to get a reminder of home by covering an agriculture story. So if you have a story pitch, she’s all ears!