Keith Morrison (born 1944) is a veteran broadcast journalist. Since 1995 he has been a correspondent for Dateline NBC.
Morrison was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada and got his start in 1966 working for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix before moving on to radio and then television. He was a reporter or anchor at local stations in Saskatchewan, Vancouver and Toronto.
He joined CTV's Canada AM in 1973 as a newsreader and also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor as well as a producer. As a reporter at CTV he won awards for his coverage of the Yom Kippur War. From 1975 to 1976 he was a reporter on CTV National News and served as national affairs correspondent and substitute anchor on the show from 1976 to 1979.
Morrison joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1982 as substitute anchor and chief political correspondent for The Journal, the network's nightly public affairs program, remaining until 1986. He also co-hosted Midday, the network's noon-hour newsmagazine from 1984 to 1985.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1986 as the 5pm and 11pm news anchor for KNBC-TV. In 1988 he joined NBC News as a west coast correspondent for the NBC Nightly News and Today Show. Morrison covered the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and later contributed hour-long documentaries and magazine segments to various NBC programs while concurrently continuing as KNBC's anchor.
Morrison returned to Canada in 1992 to become co-anchor of the leading national morning news program, Canada AM on CTV. He also hosted The Editors on PBS and a syndicated program, Down the Road Again. He was the substitute anchor for CTV National News and the heir apparent to anchor Lloyd Robertson until 1995 when he was ousted in a network shakeup. It was believed, at the time, that he was campaigning to replace Robertson. While at Canada AM, then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney cancelled a live appearance after Morrison jokingly referred to him earlier in the show as "whatshisname." He returned to the U.S., joining Dateline NBC.
He is married to Suzanne Perry and is stepfather to actor Matthew Perry. They have six children.
Morrison appeared as a newscaster in an episode of Seinfeld, "The Trip." In the episode, he reported the arrest of Kramer as a serial killer.http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheTrip2.htmlhttp://imdb.com/name/nm1281994