Tim Morris is a 45-year veteran of news organizations in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Louisiana. 

He joined The Times-Picayune in New Orleans in 1992 as night metro editor and became the state/political editor in 1995, overseeing the newspaper’s bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Baton Rouge. After serving in various newsroom leadership positions, he became an opinions columnist for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in 2016. He joined the Houston Chronicle editorial board in 2019.

In his 27-year career at The Times-Picayune, Tim was project editor for “Oceans of Trouble: Are the World’s Fisheries Doomed?,” an eight-part series that won the newspaper its first Pulitzer Prize in 1997; “Home Wreckers: How the Formosan Termite is Devastating New Orleans,” a five-day series that was a 1999 Pulitzer finalist for national reporting; and “Washing Away: How South Louisiana is Becoming More Vulnerable to a Catastrophic Hurricane,” an award-winning five-part series that was hailed after Hurricane Katrina for sounding the alarm about weaknesses in the New Orleans area’s storm-protection system. He was part of The Times-Picayune staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes in 2006 for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

He was an executive producer for “Louisiana Purchased,” a joint project with WVUE Fox8 looking at campaign finance, which received a 2013 Peabody Award.

Tim was born in Dallas and grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from New Mexico State University.

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