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Conor Morris

Conor Morris


Expertise: Education reporting, public records, general assignment, investigative reporting

Education: Wooster High School
Ohio University - Bachelor of Science, journalism

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Upper Edgewater Park


Conor Morris covers education in Northeast Ohio. A 2014 Ohio University alum, he previously worked at The Athens NEWS in Southeast Ohio, covering criminal justice, education and more. He moved to Cleveland in 2020 to work with the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative as a reporter and Report for America corps member, where he covered poverty and the pandemic's impact on Northeast Ohio. Conor volunteers his time to run the Unsilenced Voices of CMSD, a blog for Cleveland Metropolitan School District students. He was born in Marietta, Ohio.


  • Won numerous statewide press awards for his investigative and feature reporting on higher education, criminal justice and poverty with The Athens NEWS in Southeast Ohio.
  • 2023 Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Award, First Place Best Digital Project & Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Award, Best Medical/Science/Health Care Reporting - “Redlining is affecting Northeast Ohio's children's ability to breathe. Here's what we can do”
  • Past stories featured on the Solutions Journalism Network's Solutions Story Tracker, which highlights stories that dig into both a problem and its solution.

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