Science writer, Princeton University
Morgan Kelly writes and develops news and feature content for the natural and physical sciences at Princeton. 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. He previously was the health reporter for the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, during which time he traveled throughout Louisiana 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, among other things. 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 newspapers and university communications began with driving a forklift for a small newspaper in his North Carolina hometown and a brief interlude in a truck-axle factory.