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WREX vice president/general manager departs

ROCKFORD — WREX Vice President and general manager Josh Morgan recently left the station for a new job in Atlanta.

Morgan’s last day was May 21. He has accepted the role of director of digital media at CBS46 (WGCL). His wife, former WREX evening anchor Kristin Crowley, recently accepted an investigative reporter position at 11Alive (WXIA) in Atlanta last month.

Morgan served as news director from 2013 through 2019, before becoming station manager, after which came his promotion to vice president/general manager in 2020.

During his time at WREX, the 13 News team won more than 150 state, regional and national awards, including 21 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, two National Murrow Awards and a dozen Regional Emmy Awards.

Morgan was replaced by Ed Reams, coming from his position as news director at WKOW in Madison, a sister station of WREX. He took over as interim general manager the day after Morgan’s departure. Having been news director at 27 News since 2014, Reams is an industry veteran, having worked at several stations across the country, including, WISN in Milwaukee, WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and WDSU in New Orleans.

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