Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

July 17, 2014 40 Under Forty 2014

Alison Morris

Age: 34

Title at work/what do I do: TV news anchor. I anchor the 5 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. news at FoxCT.

Town where I work: Hartford

Town where I live: Hartford

College I attended: Yale University

My passion, hobby or special talent: I'm a marathon runner. I'm running my 10th this November: New York City for the second year in a row!

Twitter handle: @almorrisnews

No. of LinkedIn connections: No idea! I'm not a big user. Don't tell my brother-in- law. He works there.

Favorite place to network: Women's events. I love talking to brilliant, interesting females!

Favorite drink at a networking event: Dirty vodka martini, up, blue cheese olives

How do I create connections in my professional life?

I host and emcee a lot of events, and try to be actively involved in groups and causes that matter most to me. I'll also rarely pass up an opportunity to meet someone — whether it's someone in PR or TV — for a coffee or lunch. Worst case scenario? You had to eat that meal anyway. Best case scenario? You make a new friend or a great business contact.

What's been my biggest challenge professionally?

Figuring out exactly what path I want my career to take. I am so passionate about so many different things. I have always been the type of person who wants to have a hand in everything!

What is the best advice I received?

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” Conan O'Brien said that to a graduating class at Dartmouth after he was fired from The Tonight Show.

What do I want my legacy to be?

That I worked hard, that I was kind, and that I did an amazing thing or two.

Check out the other 40 Under Forty for 2014 winners

Keshia Ashe

Dr. Jill Buban

Stephen Carrabba

Leticia Colon de Mejias

Erin M. Concepción

Molly Devanney

Jennifer R. Fiereck

Betsey Castle Gainey

Martin Gugliotti

Bryan Hall, II

Benjamin Howarth

Ashley (AJ) Johnson

Garrett Kenny

Vincenzo M. Landino

Heather Loranger

Ashley M. Maagero

Kim Margolis

Lindsey Mathieu

Tracy I. McKaveney

Ryan McKeen

Adam McLaughlin

H. Scott Miller

Peter J. Murphy

Kristina Newman-Scott

Brandon Ojakian

Michelle M. Pandolfi

Erin Pirro

Ken Procino

Steven Raider-Ginsburg

Brian Rich

Matthew Ritter

Robert Ruffolo

Lindsay Ryan Jensen

Zachary Schwartz

Jarrett Solomon

Erica Ann Thompson

Jason J. Warnke

Tim Yergeau

Jennifer Young

Christopher R. Zito

McKinley Albert

Check out the Digital Edition of this year's 40 Under Forty.

Meet this year's judges

Sign up for Enews


Order a PDF