American broadcast journalist DeMarco Morgan has lately been making headlines after temporarily filling in for T.J. Holmes on “GMA3” amid the latter’s affairs scandal. DeMarco was asked to step in as the co-anchor of the afternoon broadcasts beginning 9 December 2022. Amid all this, even the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Garcelle Beauvais was crushing over DeMarco on Twitter.
The Oklahoma native exited CBS2 in Santa Monica for New York City’s branch of ABC News and GMA. However, in the rest of the writing, we shall not talk about DeMarco’s new job but instead tell you all about his parents.
Who Are DeMarco Morgan’s Parents?
DeMarco Morgan’s parents are Joetta Morgan and John Morgan. They welcomed him as a baby on 27 November 1978. Some 44 years later, they must be proud that their news reporter/anchor son was invited by ABC News for the next chapter of his broadcast television career. Just in November DeMarco had completed his 20 years on this journey.
Meet Joetta Morgan, DeMarco Morgan’s Mother
Joetta Morgan, DeMarco Morgan’s mother was born and brought up in Porter, Oklahoma, her hometown.
DeMarco shows her with pride on his Instagram @demarcomorgan. He raves about things like how she taught her in life that “when you are no longer being served respect at the table, to have the courage to get cho ass up and leave!”. He says he is thankful that she gave him more than a son could ever ask for, from lessons on the playground to how to “shut em down” in the boardroom. But, most importantly, he believes it is his love for God that his mother instilled in him that he honors the most.
Joetta Morgan Age
Joetta Morgan, also known as Maria Morgan or Maria Ledbetter, is seemingly in her late sixties.
Joetta Morgan Job
Joetta Morgan had been retired at the time of this writing. But, she spent some good years of her life working at Tulsa Public Schools. And even before that, she went to Carter G. Woodson. She graduated from there in the Class of 1962.
Is Joetta Morgan On Instagram?
Meet John Morgan, DeMarco Morgan’s Father
DeMarco Morgan, unfortunately, did not get to spend many years with his father John Morgan. Yet, DeMarco is grateful to him for giving him the “greatest first amazing” ten years of his life.
DeMarco was only 10 when his dad passed away. Since then and now, John has never stopped honoring his memories. Every year on Father’s Day he and his mother pray for him to continue to rest in peace.
John Morgan Age
John Morgan was likely in his mid-thirties when he passed away living behind a 10-year-old DeMarco and others.
John Morgan Job
So far, it was not known what kind of career John Morgan pursued before he died. It is not understood if DeMarco was following in his father’s footsteps when he got he attended Jackson State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Mississippi.
In 2001, while still in college, Morgan became the only African-American male to rank in Scripps Howard’s Top 10 Collegiate Journalists in the country.
Was John Morgan On Instagram?
John Morgan could not be found on Instagram or any other social media platforms. Yet, his family has kept his memories alive on their own social media accounts.
How Long Were DeMarco Morgan Parents Married?
Clearly, DeMarco’s parents were still married at the time of his father’s death. It also appears that DeMarco’s mother never got married again, since her husband’s passing. Even recently, she went around as ‘widowed’, on her social media.
Where Did DeMarco Morgan Parents Reside?
DeMarco Morgan’s only living parent, i.e., his mother Joetta Morgan, was residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma until late 2022.
How Many Children Did DeMarco Morgan’s Parents Have?
DeMarco Morgan’s parents also welcomed a son Tony Morgan and two daughters, Sheree Elmore and Ajuania Herrion-Pratt into their lives.
Sadly, one of them, Tony, followed his father in death at the age of 53 lately on 18 November 2022. Tony’s brother DeMarco was the first to announce this sad news. He explained that his oldest brother, his childhood “Hero” was found lying in his bed at his apartment in Tulsa. He said that his brother appeared to have transitioned in a peaceful way. DeMarco then wrote how he will be forever grateful for that smile, the endless jokes, the rough and tough wrestling throughout his childhood, the beautiful children he leaves behind, his love for their mother, and many things.
DeMarco’s sister, Sheree Elmore was born on 29 February 1976. She reached the age of 46 in 2022.
The other sister Ajuania turned 54 years old in July 2022. A Tulsa, Oklahoma native she even opened up about her separation on her Facebook.
Other than her kids, DeMarco’s mom also mentioned nieces Kimberly Kimmi Jackson, Orisabiyi Oyin Williams, Thompkins Tywanda, Richelle Jackson, cousins Jackie Wilkes Zeigler, Wilson Lorna, Joyce Williams, and Necy Morgan, and several family members Tina Jo Hill, Ajuania Baldwin Taylor, Teresa Wallace, Tia Sherrelle, and Rahya RaShaun Hackett.