American news reporter Morgan Radford waits for the special day with her fiancé David Williams after their wedding day got canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their wedding was planned to be held on May 23, 2020. But the increasing health crisis forced them to halt the ceremony — only to get extra love and support from their families and friends. 

Radford Knew Fiancé Since College Days

Radford's love story with her fiancé David Williams seems straight out of a fairytale. They met during their college when the NBC News anchor was just at the age of 18. The Harvard graduate was in her sophomore year while Williams in his senior year.

The pair befriended each other when Williams interviewed her for his senior research paper. And their friendship strengthened once they serendipitously got paired in “Eleganza Fashion Show.” The dance rehearsals and runway walks helped them to become good friends. 

Even after their path separated and Williams went to a law school, they remained in touch - be it for a dinner in South Africa or a Boba Tea in New York.

In 2017, they met for a professional cause after getting selected for a conference in London. During the meet, they made new friends and danced together before William finally proposed Radford to be more than just friends. Without a doubt, Radford agreed, and they started dating. 

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Celebrated Would-Be-Wedding Day with Family

After two years of dating, Radford got engaged to her boyfriend on November 29, 2019.

She announced the joyous news through an Instagram post the same day. The slideshow of pictures hinted that her family members, including her parents (father Kim Radford and mother Lily Kelly-Radford), had supported the special moment. 

Post-engagement, Radford and her partner decided to tie the wedding knots on May 23, 2020. Their wedding day, however, got postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the cancellation, her family and friends left no stone unturned to make her supposed wedding day special. They put together a virtual toast for the couple and sent it in an online group call. 

Radford couldn't hold back tears of joy after such a sweet gesture from her loved ones. She shared the video on her Twitter and thanked her fellow friends and family members. 

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Her Journey Into Journalism

Born on November 18, 1987, Morgan Radford, a Greensboro native, was always a bright student. The daughter of Dr. Lily Kelly-Radford, a former clinical psychologist, and Kim Radford excelled at academics.

She graduated top of her class from Grimsley High School and turned down Harvard University to study at Duke University.

After a year, however, she reapplied and went back to Harvard. From there, she graduated with honors with a degree in Social Studies and citations in two foreign languages: French and Spanish.

But she did not consider journalism as a career until she graduated college. It was only after her short internship at CNN in 2009 that she realized she wanted to be in journalism.

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After this, she completed a scholarship program in South Africa teaching English, worked as a production assistant for ESPN during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and completed her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University in the next few years.

Thereon, her real journalistic career began. In 2012, she got a job at ABC News Now. She left that job in a year and joined Al-Jazeera America as an anchor/correspondent.

Her latest career change came in 2015 when she joined NBC News as a network correspondent. And, in April 2021, she landed a spot as an anchor for NBC’s streaming news channel: NBC News Now.

With all her experience and excellence, the NBC anchor of Cuban-African ethnicity surely commands a respectable salary.

According to PayScale, the average salary for an NBC News employee is $79 thousand per year. But considering her prowess and her recently acquired role, it is safe to say she earns more than the average pay.