Javier Morgado joined CNN in December 2011 as Senior Broadcast
Producer for the network's new morning shows, Early Start and Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien.
He is responsible for overseeing editorial content and bookings for four hours of live programming and managing the
evening editorial staff.
Prior to joining CNN, Morgado was the Vice President of Business Development & Communications
for Latina magazine. He was responsible for strategic
development of the magazine's print & online properties, crafting the brand's public relations strategy and
managing all of its content partnerships & brand extensions.
During his time at Latina, Morgado launched several notable
brand extensions which created new revenue streams for the company including: a co-branded syndicated Access Hollywood one-hour
special, a licensing line of kitchen & home décor products with a leading home shopping channel, and created a
marketing services/consulting firm specializing in the acculturated Hispanic market.
Prior to joining Latina, Morgado
held several management positions at NBC News during his 11-year tenure. Most recently, he served as Supervising Producer of NBC's TODAY Show from 2006-2010. Morgado
managed editorial aspects of America's top-rated morning news program including script approval, managing the show's rundown,
oversight of legal & standards issues, logistics coordination and responsibility over newsgathering budgets. The
two-time Daytime Emmy® Award winning producer also oversaw
assignments and news for the four-hour broadcast.
From 2003-2006, Morgado was a Senior Editor at the NBC News Network Desk where he was
responsible for managing and coordinating daily news coverage for the network's news division and its entities. He was
instrumental in breaking several national stories for the network - most notably the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Morgado also managed the network's political
coverage for the 2004 presidential election and 2006 midterm elections as Senior Political Editor. He coordinated editorial
operations for NBC News at the primaries, conventions and presidential debates. In 2003, Morgado assisted
with the planning of the network’s overseas coverage of the war in Iraq. He helped manage NBC News teams that
were embedded with the U.S. military in the region. Morgado also cultivated numerous newsgathering partnerships that
were instrumental to the network’s award-winning coverage of the war.
Before coming to
the network in 2001, Morgado was the Assignment Manager at NBC owned-and-operated station WTVJ in Miami, Florida. He
was involved in covering several national stories including the search for September 11th terrorists, the 2000 presidential
election debacle and the Elian Gonzalez saga. The Miami native began his journalism career in 1995 at WPLG (ABC), a
Morgado holds a Master of Business Administration in media management from Fordham University
and a Master of Science in human resource management from New York University. He completed his undergraduate studies
at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Science in communication. Morgado
recently completed two executive education programs in media management at the Harvard Business School and Northwestern University's
Kellogg School of Management. He is also a McCormick Fellow at Northwestern University, an executive development fellowship
for multicultural senior managers in media.
Morgado currently serves on the leadership council for Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Dean's Visiting Committee at the University of Miami School of Communication. Morgado
served on the board of directors for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) from 2006-2009 and is an
active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) & the Radio Television Digital News Association