Morgan T. Neely
Born in the mountains of western North Carolina, Morgan received his Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University before attending graduate school at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Morgan brings diverse experience in print and broadcast media to Aspen Public Radio, along with lengthy stints in the nonprofit world. With his academic background in human and cultural geography, Morgan's work as a freelance reporter for APR in 2015-2016 focused on environmental and recreational issues.
Morgan moved to the Roaring Fork Valley -- sight unseen -- in May 2015, quickly becoming enamored with its clear streams, seemingly endless trails and daily views of the ever-looming Mt. Sopris. He is now a resident of Basalt.
Growing up near the cultural haven of Asheville, NC gave Morgan a deep appreciation for live music and robust public radio, and he trained and volunteered as a music host at his hometown WNCW-FM while still in high school. He's proud to now call home a place with much bigger mountains that also has rich traditions in music and community media. You may run into Morgan and his Cocker Spaniel, Podunk, on their morning walks around Aspen's West End, or trying to improve their time up Basalt's Arbaney Kittle trail on the weekend.