Reporter and Anchor for KAKE News Saturday and Sunday evenings
Emmy award winning journalist Morgan Downing joined the KAKE News team in 2017 as a reporter and co-anchor of KAKE News on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Originally an Oklahoma girl, she is excited to work for Kansans and she’s looking forward to getting involved in the community.
Often, people meet Morgan during the lowest points in their lives. Because of that, she says it is a privilege to be trusted with getting answers for, or sharing someone’s message in hopes that the stories she has the opportunity to tell benefit the lives of others.
As a proud Oklahoma Sooner, it’s quite ironic Morgan’s career began in Texas. While behind enemy lines, she worked as a multi-media journalist for KXII in Sherman, TX. While there she investigated alleged mistreatment within a local police department. Her reporting led to the resignation of the police chief and firing of a police officer. Morgan also got to have a little fun and landed an exclusive interview with country star Miranda Lambert at her local boutique.
After Texas, Morgan got the opportunity to move to Tulsa and report and fill-in anchor in her hometown! During her three-year stint in Tulsa, she covered several national stories including the grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, the nationally televised rally for peace in Tulsa streets and destruction deadly tornadoes left behind.
Morgan also uncovered controversial practices within the Tulsa Housing Authority and after providing in-depth reporting during the week-long manhunt of an accused killer who was wanted for shooting police officers, Morgan broke the news of the suspect’s death after a shootout with troopers.
Meeting people and telling their stories is what Morgan enjoys most about the news business. She’s excited to try all of the local restaurants in Wichita, attend a Shocker basketball game and explore Kansas. If you see her around, please say hello! If you have a story idea or would like Morgan to look into something for you contact her.