Emmanuel Morgan is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining The Times in October 2019, his work appeared in the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also traveled the country reporting on hate crimes for the prestigious News21 investigative reporting project based at Arizona State University. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Morgan graduated from Elon University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. He served as the executive director of the school’s student media organization, Elon News Network, and led the staff in multimedia coverage of a presidential transition, natural disasters and student deaths. His work has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Assn., Hearst Journalism Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Collegiate Press and National Assn. of Black Journalists.