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Josh Morgan – Vice President & General Manager

Josh Morgan

Josh joined the 13 WREX team in 2013 as News Director, before taking over as Station Manager in 2019, and as Vice President & General Manager in 2020.

Josh currently oversees the day-to-day operations of all of the WREX on-air and digital properties, including 13 WREX, the Stateline CW, MeTV Rockford, Court TV and the True Crime Network, as well as the station's website and mobile platforms.

Josh has worked in the broadcast television business since 2006, when he started in news at WLUK in Green Bay, Wis. After more than five years in Green Bay, Josh moved to WPSD in Paducah, Ky., where he worked for a year and half before moving to Rockford.

Josh is very active in the Rockford community, having served on several boards including, Alignment Rockford, PAWS Humane Society and 815 Choose Civility. He has also volunteered for organizations like Transform Rockford, Rockford Public Schools and CEANCI.

Statewide, Josh has served as President and board member of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and on Gov. JB Pritzker's "Move Over" Task Force.

As part of the 13 WREX team, Josh helped lead his team to more than 100 local, regional and national awards in his 7 years as news director. In 2018, the 13 News Team won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence, one of the most prestigious honors a local news organization can win. The team has also won 12 Regional Murrows and 12 Regional Emmy Awards during that same span.

Josh is a native of East Lansing, Michigan and attended Alma College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Media & Mass Communication, followed by earning his Master's Degree in Communication at Spring Arbor University.

Josh is married to his wife Kristin and they have three adopted dogs, one from each city they've lived and worked in together: Koda (Green Bay), Rudy (Paducah) and Griffin (Rockford).

You can reach Josh at any time by calling (815) 335-7845 or by email at

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