Morgan Casey

CityView Today

Reporter Profile

Morgan Casey covers wellness, mental health and the environment in Cumberland County, North Carolina, at CityView Today. Before joining Report for America, Casey led the writing and fact-checking of a team national investigation into U.S. lithium mining with The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism that published with USA Today and aired on PBS Newshour. Before that, she was a fellow with News21 where she was part of a team reporting on how Catholic health system mergers with local secular hospitals impact abortion access. She holds a master’s degree in investigative journalism from Arizona State University and earned her bachelor’s at the University of Maryland.

Beat: Wellness, mental health and environmental reporting in Cumberland County, NC

Cumberland County residents suffer from disproportionately poor indicators compared to the rest of North Carolina in areas that include premature deaths, suicides, physical and mental health, nutrition, violence and sexually transmitted diseases. The reporter in this healthcare beat chronicles and focuses on framing these problems through creative storytelling, and succeeds by interpreting data, putting a human face on problems and cataloguing potential solutions.