Lauren Menkes A.B.'83, P'24
Career Conversation with Holly Morris B.S.E.'93, Fox 5 Anchor and Co-host, Good Day DC
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 05:00 pm - 05:30 pm EST
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Join us for our 1st DukeDC Career Conversation as we spotlight amazing alumni leaders.
Our guest will be Holly Morris B.S.E.’93, Fox 5 Anchor and Co-host, Good Day DC. Lauren Menkes A.B.‘83, P’24 will be speaking with Holly about her unconventional and adventurous career in journalism.
Holly Morris received her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Pratt School of Engineering in 1993 and serves as a Member of the Pratt Board of Visitors. After graduating from Duke, Holly worked for an affiliate in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Then, in 1998, after stints working for affiliates in Steubenville, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky, Holly landed in Washington, DC at WTTG where she celebrates her 22nd year at Fox 5 DC this December. Holly co-anchors the early morning news from 4am-6am, reports for the 6am-9am show and then co-hosts Good Day DC from 9am-11am weekdays. Holly is the recipient of ten regional Emmy awards as well as two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
As a Duke student, Holly participated in Hoof 'n' Horn’s musical theater productions, was a member of the cheerleading squad and was involved with the student government. Holly fondly remembers her sophomore year traveling with classmates to Indianapolis to watch Duke’s first men’s basketball championship in April 1991 (winning against University of Kansas). She also enjoyed being a cheerleader for the men’s second consecutive NCAA championship in 1992 (winning against University of Michigan). Holly is an avid Duke fan and a member of the Women’s Impact Network. She lives in Maryland with her third grade son, Hayden, and her husband, Thomas Espy, Class of 1994.
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