Javier Morgado is the Executive Producer of CNN’s morning show New Day with Alisyn Camerota & John Berman. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial production and strategic vision for 15 hours of live programming every week. Morgado was recently the recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage of Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico. He has delivered the highest yearly ratings performance since the show launched and grown the demo & total viewers by double digits. Morgado joined CNN in December 2011 as Senior Broadcast Producer for Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.
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 and online properties, crafting the brand’s public relations strategy and managing all of the 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 and home décor products with QVC, 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. He 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 production budgets. The two-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning producer also oversaw assignments and newscasts for the four-hour broadcast.
From 2003-2006, Morgado was Senior Editor at the NBC News Network Desk where he managed domestic and international news coverage for the network’s news division & MSNBC. He was instrumental in breaking several national stories for the network – most notably the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. Morgado launched the network’s National Crew Desk realizing $5 million in budget savings in its first year.
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 cultivated several 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 affiliate), a Post-Newsweek station.
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 also completed two executive education programs in media management at the Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a McCormick Fellow at Northwestern University, an executive development fellowship for multicultural senior managers in media.
Morgado is a lifetime member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) where he served on its board of directors for 3 years. He is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Association for Multi Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Morgado serves on the Advisory Board for the Provincetown Film Festival and on the Dean’s Visiting Committee at the University of Miami School of Communication.