Morgan Willis is The Anchorman

Posted by: nancym 2 years, 9 months ago

Morgan Willis is currently a senior in his third year in the Digital Arts Conservatory with a concentration in Broadcast.  Morgan played water polo his freshman year. It was only after he stopped playing water polo that he sought involvement in Coronado TV (CTV). At the time CTV and broadcasting were not officially part of CoSA, but that changed for the 2015-2016 school year. Morgan was very pleased to discover that his extra-curricular, afterschool involvement in CTV would now result in course credits to put toward college.

Some of Morgan’s experiences with CTV include shooting film, editing film, being on camera, and conducting interviews. He has also gotten experience with production. Currently Morgan is part of the Islander this Week show that airs every Friday morning during first period classes. The show reports on school events, Island happenings, student and teacher profiles, updates on clubs and sports, and interviews on campus. In addition, Morgan has participated in the CoSA Summer Intensive for the past two years. Last summer Morgan served as a teacher’s assistant (TA) in which he learned a great deal about himself as a broadcaster through teaching others. He was able to identify areas which he wanted to focus in on and grow. This coming summer Morgan would like to participate again in the role of a teacher’s assistant. He specifically wishes to train others on how to edit and produce projects.

Morgan recommends that any student interested in the Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) Broadcast Program should be ready to invest in the work, wants to be “on the air”, and is ready and willing to learn everything they can about broadcasting. Morgan shared that the challenges he faces are related to time and balance. This often requires working late at night and on weekends. Some of the highlights from being involved in broadcasting include being able to interview people in the community, and getting hands-on, real experience in his field of interest.

After graduation this June from CHS, Morgan plans to study broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication located at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Morgan is grateful for his broadcasting experience in CoSA and does not know what path his life would have taken had he not had the experiences the program provided him.  We look forward to Morgan’s future contributions to the world of journalism as he soon heads to college!