Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending October 20

By Kevin Eck 

In this week’s collection of stories from around the country, we start off with some serious news about a Memphis photojournalist who died after being hit by a drunk driver.

Longtime photojournalist and ABC24 visual storyteller Michael Morrison (pictured) has died at the age of 36. He is survived by his wife, Lindy, and their two daughters. Click here for the story.

The suspect in Morrison’s death, Jason Patterson, 25, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident involving death/injury, and financial responsibility. He was released on his own recognizance from the Shelby County Jail. Click here for the story.


Anchor reporter Dakarai Turner joins the WISH News 8 team. Turner brings more than a decade of reporting and anchoring experience to the job including stops in Chicago, FOX 32 WFLD-TV, Baltimore, ABC2 WMAR-TV and for the last three years as weekend morning anchor and Lead Investigative Reporter at FOX 13, WHBQ-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Click here for more.

A group of Democratic senators are calling on the FCC to consider whether to extend broadcast and cable regulations to streaming outlets as a way of ensuring that local stations can get distribution on the new platforms. Click here for more from Deadline.

Former LEX 18 anchor, reporter, and executive producer Bonnie Krasik died at 67 in Florida last week. She has lived there since 2017. While at WLEX-TV, Bonnie served as a morning news anchor, medical reporter, and a member of the management team. Click here for more.