The American Red Cross in Greater New York is proud to announce the addition of Tom Morris, Jr. to the organization’s Board of Directors. Morris is a weekly co-host of A&E’s PDLive, one of cable television’s top-rated shows.
“We are incredibly appreciative of Tom for lending his time, talents and voice to helping grow and strengthen our life-saving Red Cross mission,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO, American Red Cross Greater New York Region.
“I could not be prouder to join the Red Cross,” said Morris. “To be part of an organization that has such a meaningful impact on people’s lives, particularly the most vulnerable, means a great deal to me.”
Prior to joining A&E, Tom worked for the veteran crime-stopper series America's Most Wanted, a position that combined his experience in media with his previous employment in law enforcement.
Originally a journalist covering national news for channels such as the Independent Network News and CNN, Morris changed his career path to work as a contract employee for the U.S. State Department's antiterrorism Embassy Task Group, a position in which he was stationed both stateside and overseas.
In 1993, he joined America's Most Wanted as a segment producer and three years later made his on-air debut as a reporter, profiling — and ultimately helping capture — criminals.
In addition to his America's Most Wanted duties, Morris has appeared on numerous shows, including CNN Showbiz Tonight, Fox & Friends and Entertainment Tonight, and he has contributed his opinions as a versatile host on XM Satellite Radio's popular series, The Capital Hill Blues.
Morris has a degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves the nearly 13 million people who reside in New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Greenwich, Conn. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.