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Tributes to broadcaster David Morgan who has died aged 56

By Staff Reporter

Published 05/09/2016

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The National Union of Journalists has paid tribute to leading Northern Ireland journalist David Morgan, who has died following a long illness.

David Morgan (56) was one of the best known journalists in Northern Ireland and a former officer of the Northern Ireland broadcasting NUJ branch.

He began his career as a reporter with the Irish News and subsequently worked for BBC NI and UTV. He retired as news editor at Citybeat radio in 2011.

Gerry Carson, chairman of the Irish Executive Council of the NUJ, extended sympathy to David's son Richard, himself a reporter with BBC NI. Gerry described David as "a loyal union member with a strong work ethic and a genuine commitment to the profession of journalism".

Michael Fisher, former chair of the NI broadcasting branch, recalled David's contribution to the union through his service as branch secretary and member of the broadcasting industrial council. He said: "David was a loyal union colleague. He came from a journalistic family and took pride in the achievements of his son. He will be missed by many colleagues and friends who valued his friendship."

Irish secretary Seamus Dooley also extended his sympathies. He said: "David worked as a journalist during the darkest days of The Troubles. He had an abiding interest in current affairs and a genuine commitment to public service broadcasting and to ethical journalism."

His funeral takes place this morning in St Michael the Archangel Church on Finaghy Road North at 10am.

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