Carl Morgan

Journalist, newspaper editor, writer

Carl Morgan was born in 1931 in Toronto, Ontario. He married his wife Gloria, whom he met while working in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1952. They had three children and four grandchildren together. The Morgans moved to Windsor, Ontario when Carl got a reporter’s job with the Windsor Star in 1955, and remained in Windsor until their deaths in 2008.

Carl never wanted to be a journalist, yet a journalist is what he is most known for. He began his career in 1950 as a junior reporter for the Trenton (Ont) Courier Advocate; he then moved to the Sudbury Star in 1952. In 1955, Mr. Morgan started as a reporter for the Windsor Star, and he remained employed there until his retirement from Editor in 1992. While editor, he launched the Windsor Star Summer Camp Fund, and was a founding member of the Windsor Press Club and the Windsor Media Council. He also won 3 feature writing awards in the Ontario Newspaper Awards competition, and has since had an award named in his honour (the Carl Morgan Award for Special Projects) through that organization.

Carl Morgan was fascinated with the history of Essex County, and wrote many articles surrounding that history. These articles eventually morphed into the writing of books; he has published 7 titles, including one that is given out freely to men whose wives are battling breast cancer called Man to Man.  He also has published one fiction book entitled Belfast Brotherhood, a work that he completed just prior to his death.  A complete list of Carl Morgan’s works can be found in our library catalogue.


McLean, E. (2008, Nov 27). Carl morgan a friend of the court in truest sense. The Windsor Star Retrieved from

By Marty Gervais Star,Staff Reporter. (1992, Jun 13). Editor looks back on 42-year career. The Windsor Star Retrieved from