Keith Morrison

About Keith Morrison

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: July 02, 1947
Birth Place:  Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Education: University of Saskatchewan
Occupation: NBC News Correspondent
Years active: 1966–present
Notable credit(s): CTV National News
Spouse(s): Suzanne Langford (m. 1981)
Children: 6

Keith Morrison

Keith Morrison was born on July 02, 1947 in  Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada, is Actor. Keith Morrison was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in the early 1940s. He went to the University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he studied history courses to enable him to receive a his bachelor's degree in history in 1966. Keith started his career in journalism in 1966 as a reporter for The Star Phoenix in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After that he worked in a number of television anchor and reporting positions at CFTO-TV, Toronto; CHAN-TV (now BCTV), Vancouver; and CFOC, Saskatoon. He was also news anchor for "Canada A.M.," and a national news-and-information television program produced by CTV, from December 1973 to January 1975. Keith held several positions as a mid-Canada correspondent for CTV News from January 1975 to February 1976, and then served as anchor and reporter for CTV News from February 1976 to July 1979 became national affairs correspondent and anchor for CTV News from July 1979 to June 1982. After that Keith held a variety of correspondent and anchor positions with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) from 1982 to 1986, and was a correspondent and anchor for CBC's "The Journal," a nightly news and current affairs program from November 1984 to July 1985. Keith was instrumental in the development of "Midday," the network's first daytime news and interview program. In 1986 Keith was hired as a NBC News Correspondent, based in Los Angeles. Keith has covered a wide range of breaking news stories on the West Coast and in Asia. Keith was reporting from China in May and June 1989 when the student rebellion in Beijing, and the Chinese military reaction occurred. Keith married to Suzanne Perry Morrison, a writer, consultant and political fund-raiser who was also press secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau. Keith became stepfather to "Friends" star Matthew Perry.
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Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 02, 1947 ( Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Birthday July 02
Town/City  Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nationality Canada

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Keith Morrison’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Keith Morrison was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Biography/Timeline

1966

Morrison got his start in 1966 working for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix before moving on to radio and then television. He was a reporter or anchor at local stations in Saskatchewan, Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario.

1973

He joined CTV's Canada AM in 1973 as a newsreader and also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor as well as a Producer. As a reporter at CTV, he won awards for his coverage of the Yom Kippur War. From 1975 to 1976, he was a reporter on CTV National News and served as National Affairs Correspondent and substitute anchor on the show from 1976 to 1979.

1981

In 1981, Morrison married Suzanne (née Langford) Perry, a Writer, consultant and political fund-raiser who was also Press Secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He became stepfather to Future Friends star Matthew Perry and, later, father to Caitlin (born 1981), Emily (born 1985), Willy (born 1987), and Madeleine (born 1989). He also has a son, Michael (born 1974), from a previous marriage.

1982

Morrison joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1982 as substitute anchor and Chief Political Correspondent for The Journal, the network's nightly public affairs program, remaining until 1986. He also co-hosted Midday, the network's noon-hour newsmagazine that he helped to create, from 1984 to 1985.

1986

He moved to Los Angeles in 1986 as the 5pm and 11pm news anchor for KNBC-TV. In 1988 he joined NBC News as a west coast correspondent for the NBC Nightly News and Today Show. Morrison covered the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and later contributed hour-long documentaries and magazine segments to various NBC programs while concurrently continuing as KNBC's anchor.

1992

Morrison returned to Canada in 1992 to become co-anchor of the leading national morning news program, Canada AM on CTV. He also hosted The Editors on PBS. He was the substitute anchor for CTV National News and the heir apparent to anchor Lloyd Robertson until 1995 when he was ousted in a network shakeup. It was believed, at the time, that he was campaigning to replace Robertson. While at Canada AM, then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney cancelled a live appearance after Morrison jokingly referred to him earlier in the show as "whatshisname".

1995

Morrison returned to NBC in 1995 and, since then, has covered a wide variety of stories on Dateline, from 9/11 to Columbine, from the peace process in the Middle East to tsunamis in the far east, from wars fought by child Soldiers in Africa to the medical miracles that keep other children alive, from the struggle to "Free Willy", to the battle waged over the fate of Elian Gonzales. Morrison has specialized in reporting "true mystery" stories for Dateline.

2009

Morrison's reporting style has been parodied on Saturday Night Live by cast member Bill Hader. On the March 30, 2009, episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hader, referencing the fact that Morrison works in the RCA Building, where both Dateline NBC and Saturday Night Live are produced, jokingly stated that he lived in fear of getting into the same elevator as Morrison.

2014

On an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers that aired on 9 July 2014, Morrison appears as himself, parodying his characteristic dramatic delivery of real-life murder mysteries that he is known for on Dateline.

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