Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC. He joined the program in 1995 after a varied career at both NBC and in Canadian television. He has covered stories worldwide, interviewing everyone from presidents and prime ministers, student protesters under fire in Tiananmen Square, to criminals, teachers, artists, actors and authors.
Morrison started in the 1960s as a junior reporter for a small Canadian newspaper. By the beginning of the ‘70s he had migrated through several radio stations and into television, where he was a reporter and anchor at local stations in Saskatchewan, Vancouver and Toronto.
He joined the Canadian CTV Network in the mid-70s, first as a morning news anchor, then correspondent, then weekend anchor and producer, and political correspondent. While at CTV, Morrison won national awards for his coverage of the “Yom Kippur War in the Middle East, and the Boat People refugee saga in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
In 1989, Morrison was a key contributor to NBC’s coverage of the student rebellion in Beijing and the resulting massacre in Tiananmen Square. In the following years he contributed award-winning NBC News hour-long documentaries, shorter pieces for various magazine programs, and many stories on Nightly News and Today.