Tim Morris


Tim Morris is a 48-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. 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,” which won the newspaper its first Pulitzer Prize in 1997 and was part of The Times-Picayune staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes in 2006 for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He was the story editor on Mississippi Today’s “The Backchannel” series, which earned reporter Anna Wolfe won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.

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

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from New Mexico State University. 

Contact him at tmorris@veritenews.org.

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