Keith Morrison (NBC) Biography

Keith Morrison is a Canadian personality and a well-established journalist. Keith has built a loyal fan base thanks to his outstanding career at NBC where he is working since 1995. Morrison majorly gained fame for his job as a correspondent for Dateline NBC.

Early Life

Keith Morrison was born in Lloydminster and since his father was a minister, he lived in Melfort and Edmonton before moving to Saskatoon in 1958. Morrison belongs to the family of ministers as his father, Ernest, was a United Church minister. His brothers were ministers and so was their father. His mother, Margaret, was always an organist and a choir leader. Morrison was interested in religion but after part of one summer as a student minister, he knew it wasn’t for him. But he learned from his parents that it was important to think for yourself and to protect your feelings. He received his education from the University of Saskatchewan. 

Keith Morrison Career

Keith began his career as a local reporter, anchor, and news presenter at local stations based in Saskatchewan, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. In 1973, he joined CTV’s Canada AM and was initially hired as a newsreader but also worked as a reporter, weekend anchor, and producer. For the next year from 1975 to 1976, he worked as a reporter for CTV National News and also served the other positions including National Affairs Correspondent and substitute anchor (1976 to 1979).

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In 1982, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he worked as a substitute anchor and Chief Political Correspondent for The Journal, the nightly public affair program of the network. He remained with them until 1986. Meanwhile, from 1984 to 1985, he also worked as the co-host of the Midday, the noon-hour news magazine of the network, which he helped to create. After completing his contractual period with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and began working as the news anchor for KNBC-TV at 5 pm and 11 pm.

NBC News

Later, he joined NBC News in 1988 as a west coast correspondent and worked for the NBC Nightly News and Today Show. During that time, he covered major news headlines like the protest of 1989 Tiananmen Square and later acclaimed the hour-long documentaries to various NBC programs while still working and managing his anchoring responsibilities with KNBC concurrently.

After three years in 1992, he retired to Canada and began working as the co-anchor for the leading national morning news program called Canada AM on CTV. he worked as –

  • An anchor for CTV National News until 1995
  • A correspondent for Dateline NBC while returning to the NBC Network in 1995
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While being on Dateline, he has maintained his position as correspondent to date and interviews various personalities attracting various comedians and others. He has worked on various shows while being with the network, including Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Social Media

Keith Morrison is available on various social media platforms including Facebook, and Twitter, and has also been highlighted by the IMDb Page or Wikipedia Page.

Keith Morrison Biography

Real Name Keith Morrison
Birth Date 2 July 1947
Age (as of 2023) 75 Years
Birth Place Lloydminster, Canada
Profession Broadcast Journalist
College University of Saskatchewan
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 71 kg  –  in Pounds –  156 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Family

Father Ernest Morrison
Mother Margaret Morrison
Sister
Brother

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Suzanne Perry
Children Four (Willy, Caitlin, Emily & Madeleine Morrison)

Personal Life

Before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1982, Keith Morrison married Suzanne (née Langford) Perry. Perry is also a known Canadian personality who has received her professional title as a writer, consultant, one-time news anchor, and political fundraiser. His wife, Suzanne Perry, has also worked as a Press Secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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The pair together have four adult children named Caitlin (1981), Emily (1985), Willy (1987), and Madeleine (1989). Before this marriage, Morrison was the father to one son named Michael (born in 1974), from his previous marriage. Morrison is also the father to Perry’s son named Matthew Perry, from her previous marriage.

Keith Morrison Net Worth

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Keith is known to earn a salary of around $3 million and a total net worth of $10 million. He is included among the richest correspondents and news anchors in Canada.

Trivia

  • Because of his reporting skills at CTV, he won awards for live reporting on Yom Kippur War.
  • After radio stints with CKOM and two Regina stations, CJME and CKRM, Morrison joined the newsroom at CFQC in Saskatoon and launched his television career.

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