Bill Morgan (producer)

Bill Morgan (full name William John Morgan; 1940 – 16 November, 2020[1]) was an Australian Canadian journalist, best known as a television producer for CBC News.

Morgan was born in Geelong, Australia, and immigrated to Canada from Great Britain in 1967. In the late 1960s, he was editor of the Brandon Sun newspaper.

He was producer of local news and current affairs program, 24Hours on CBWT for its first season (1970–1971),[2] and became Executive Producer in the second.[3]

Morgan was part of an internal CBC task force that met in July, 1979 to study moving The National to 10 p.m.[4] Later that year he was also involved in the CRTC application for the proposed CBC-2 service. The National was moved to 10 p.m. in January 1982, however the application for a second CBC television network was denied in early 1981.

In early 1982, Morgan was named director of news and current affairs of the CBC.[5] He used this experience as a template to help create CBC's The Journal in the 1980s.[6]

In the early 1990s Morgan became the CBC's ombudsman.[7] He died in Toronto, Canada.


  1. ^ William John Morgan Obituary
  2. ^ "TV information on 24 hours". Winnipeg Free Press - New Leisure. 3 October 1970. p. 12.
  3. ^ "24 Hours returns". Winnipeg Free Press. 3 July 1971. p. 12.
  4. ^ Nash, Knowlton (1987). Prime Time At Ten. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc. pp. 211. ISBN 0-7710-6703-8.
  5. ^ Steed, Judy (22 May 1982). "The big shakers at the corp". Globe and Mail. p. P10.
  6. ^ MacKinnon, Marilyn (4 September 1982). "CBC's The Journal, 24Hours share origins". Winnipeg Free Press. p. 20.
  7. ^ "16. History and Film ~ pt.1". Digital History at Western. Archived from the original on 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2007-02-27.

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