About Us

Morris Multimedia, Inc, parent company of Morris Newspaper Corporation and Morris Television Network, is one of the largest, privately held media companies in the U.S.

Founded by Charles H. Morris in Savannah, Georgia in 1970, the company today owns and operates about 70 publications including four dailies as well as eleven network-affiliate television stations and other media-related ventures in ten states and the Caribbean.

Charles was born with ink in his veins. His father, William S. Morris, Jr., was the owner and publisher of four large Georgia dailies: The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Herald, The Savannah Morning News and the Savannah Evening Press. His mother, Florence Hill Morris, was the garden editor and columnist for the family newspapers.

Charles began his newspaper career as a carrier boy for the Augusta Chronicle. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he worked at the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City and the St. Petersburg (FL) Times. He worked in nearly every department of these newspapers, gaining an insight about owning and operating newspapers that would prove invaluable in years to come.

He later joined the Savannah Morning News as a reporter and was named publisher in 1966. Four years later he resigned the position to devote his full attention to the management and expansion of his own company.

Headquartered in the historic Oliver Sturges House in Savannah Georgia, Morris Multimedia, Inc. continues to grow and build on its reputation as a leader in community journalism.

Publishing History

From a humble start in 1970 with just two newspapers, Morris Newspaper Corporation has grown steadily and today owns and operates over sixty five publications in nine states and the Caribbean. These include daily newspapers, non-daily newspapers, arts entertainment weeklies and shoppers. A new emphasis on niche publications in the last decade has led to the growth of a stable of specialty publications ranging from real estate to tourist magazines and military publications. Morris Newspaper Corporation has earned a reputation as one of the best publishers of community newspapers in the United States. Just as importantly, the company has also won the respect of the communities it serves. The company today publishes in California, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as in its home state, Georgia.

Broadcast History

Morris Network acquired its first television station in 1979 with the purchase of WMGT- TV, an NBC affiliate in Macon, GA.  Today, Morris Network owns and operates sixteen CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CW, and My Network affiliated television stations as well as ten other digital affiliated stations which include Bounce, Escape, LAFF, The Justice Network, and Quest TV in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

These stations are: WMGT-TV (NBC,  Bounce Macon, My Network- My 41 , Escape TV, and LAFF TV) in Macon, Georgia; WTVQ (ABC, My Network- My KY, Escape TV, LAFF TV, The Justice Network and Quest TV) in Lexington, Kentucky; WCBI-TV (CBS, MY Network – My MS, and North MS CW) in Columbus, Mississippi; WXXV-TV (NBC, FOX, Gulf Coast CW, and My Network- My Gulfcoast) in Gulfport, Mississippi; WWAY-TV (ABC, CBS Cape Fear CW, and My Network- My Cape Fear) in Wilmington, North Carolina and  WDEF-TV (CBS, Bounce Chattanooga, Escape TV and GRIT TV) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Overseen by Chief Operating Officer Bobby Berry -  a broadcast executive with more than 3 decades of experience, Morris Network continues to grow its portfolio of broadcast throughout the United States.  This includes investments in digital, event planning, outdoor, syndication, and other exciting technology that are fast changing ours viewers ability to access content when and where they want it.

 

Corporate Leadership

Charles H. Morris, Sr
Charles H. Morris, Sr.
President and CEO

+1-912-233-1281
CMorris@morrismultimedia.com

Jeff Samuels
Jeff Samuels
Chief Financial Officer

+1-912-233-1281
JSamuels@morrismultimedia.com

kathykwebb
Kathy Kurazawa
Assistant to the President

+1-912-233-1281
KathyK@morrismultimedia.com

Sheila Tyson
Sheila Tyson
Senior Accountant

+1-912-233-1281
STyson@morrismultimedia.com

Amy Zwemer
Amy Zwemer
Human Resources Manager

+1-912-233-1281
AZwemer@morrismultimedia.com

Karen Utnehmer
Karen Utnehmer
Accounting Clerk

+1-912-233-1281
KUtnehmer@morrismultimedia.com

AlanManor
Allen Manor
Facilities Coordinator

+1-912-233-1281
AManor@morrismultimedia.com

Media Leadership

bberryweb
Bobby Berry
Chief Operating Officer
Morris Network (Broadcast TV)

+1-478-745-4141
bberry@morrisnetwork.com

joemcglamery
Joe McGlamery
Regional Manager
Morris Newspaper Corp.

+1-912-489-9432
Joe@MorrisNews.com

Charles H. Morris, Jr
Charles Hill Morris, Jr.
Regional Manager
Morris Multimedia

+1-912-233-1281
CHMJr@morrismultimedia.com

jimgoodlett
Jim Goodlett
President
Morris Technology

+1-912-233-1281
Jim@MorrisTechnology.com

CC_Web
Chris Carlton
VP, Director
ChartLocal

+1-910-233-5933
CCarlton@ChartLocal.com

lorim
Lori Maxim
Director, Publisher Revenue
Morris Multimedia

+1-770-535-6323
LMaxim@morrismultimedia.com

Terry Harkins
Terry Harkins
General Manager
Local Media Outdoor

+1-229-412-2345
tharkins@localmediaoutdoor.com