Morgan Ortagus Biography
Morgan Deann Ortagus is an American television journalist, financial analyst and political consultant. Morgan previously advised the Department of Homeland Security during President Donald Trump’s administration.
Ortagus was born in Auburndale, Florida. He graduated with a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an MBA from the Carey School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Florida Southern College. In high school, Ortagus participated in beauty pageants to win a college scholarship. She competed in Miss Orange Blossom, Miss Florida Citrus, Miss Auburndale and Miss Teen Auburndale. She won the Miss Florida pageant and received a $3,000 scholarship.
Morgan began his government career as a civil servant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he spent several months in Baghdad, Iraq. There he served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Morgan was previously the U.S. Treasury Department’s chief liaison to the Saudi Arabian banking industry.
He also worked in politics as a staff member for the Florida Republican Representative. Adam Putnam. In 2006, he was hired as press secretary for former Homeland Security director KT McFarland’s Senate campaign. He also volunteered for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign in 2016. That same year, he served as a director at Ernst & Young (EY) and helped establish EY’s Geostrategic Business Department to provide geopolitical risk analysis to investors. In addition, Ortagus worked with clients in Asia, the Middle East and Africa as International Relations Manager at Standard Chartered Bank.
Morgan also serves as a guest host on “Fox News” and “Fox Business.” Some of his Fox shows include “Outnumbered,” “Fox and Friends First,” “Bulls and Bears,” “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” and “Fox News Experts.” He also serves as a political and economic advisor to Fox News. Morgan chairs Maverick PAC, which provides a platform for the next generation of American business and political leaders.
However, Ortagus serves on the boards of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the Friends of the American University of Afghanistan. Morgan also works with Concordia, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps build meaningful partnerships that create positive outcomes in society. As an advisor to Concordia, he works to advance the organization’s foreign relations and national security initiatives and contributes to its leadership.
Morgan Ortagus Age
As of 2023, Morgan is 40 years old. He was born on July 10, 1982 in Auburndale, Florida, USA. He also celebrates his birthday on July 10 every year.
Morgan Ortagus Height and Weight
Ortagus’s average height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m). It weighs 60 kg. Likewise, her body measurements are 35-25-35 inches. He also has light brown hair and green eyes.
Morgan Ortagus Married
Ortagus married attorney Jonathan Weinberger in May 2013. The couple’s wedding ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel. Together they have a daughter named Adina, born in 2020. She was previously married to “US Marine Corps officer” Joshua Dobbs. They first met and started dating in Polk County, Florida. However, they divorced shortly after marriage and had no children.
Morgan Ortagus Family
Ortagus was born in Auburndale, Florida, to Ronald E. Ortagus and Denise Denise C. Ortagus. His father owns a cleaning and renovation company and his mother is an office manager. She grew up in Florida and won the title of Miss Florida Citrus in 2003. In 1996, Ortagus volunteered with Students Against Prosecution and Parents Against Driving after his mentor was killed by a drunk driver.
Morgan Ortagus Net Worth
Morgan’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 million and $5 million. His main source of income is his work as a TV presenter, financial analyst and political analyst, which allows him to make a living.