We are delighted to announce that Emmanuel Morgan is joining Culture as a general assignment reporter. He will focus on pop culture news and the intersection of sports and culture.
Emmanuel has reported on the National Football League and combat sports for the Sports desk since 2021, covering stories like the 2023 Super Bowl and an underground fight club, which was selected as a Great Read.
His N.F.L. editor, Elena Bergeron (who also joins Culture this month), had this to say about him: “Emmanuel’s dogged reporting and sharp eye have been crucial to making our N.F.L. report distinct and timely. He was covering the Monday Night Football game in January when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field, and wound up stationed in Cincinnati for the week to keep readers abreast of Hamlin’s recovery. Emmanuel also raced to U.C.L.A.’s campus when Colin Kaepernick held an impromptu workout, getting an exclusive interview in the process. He’s a tenacious talent and a joy to work with.”
Emmanuel’s enterprising skills were on display in a piece on how dreadlocked players care for their hair, for which he won a Salute to Excellence Award in national sports coverage from the National Association of Black Journalists this year.
Prior to joining The Times, Emmanuel worked at The Los Angeles Times for two years, primarily covering the Los Angeles Rams and the Chargers. He also reported for its Metro and Business desks, and contributed to coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant and racial justice protests after the murder of George Floyd.
Please join us in welcoming Emmanuel to the team. He starts today.
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