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Morgan Kelly


science writer
(609) 258-5729,

Morgan Kelly, science writer, develops news and editorial content for communicating about research and teaching in the natural and physical sciences at the University, in addition to overseeing media relations related to these areas. He came to Princeton in 2011 after almost five years as the science writer for the University of Pittsburgh, where he covered the natural sciences, engineering and information sciences.

Previously he was the health reporter for The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, during which time he traveled throughout Louisiana and New Orleans one month after Hurricane Katrina, uncovered a drug company's plan to increase the price of birth control for poor women, and was kissed by Jack Hanna's dingo. He earned his master's degree in journalism from Boston University in 2005 and his bachelor's in history from UNC-Asheville in 2003. His career in news and university communications began with driving a forklift for a small newspaper in North Carolina with a brief interlude in a truck-axle factory.