Margaret Morton

The dean of the Loudoun County press corps, Margaret Morton is a 1958 graduate of Edinburgh University in Scotland.

In 1966, she left her native Britain to come to America after marrying a Virginian, W. Brown Morton III, later an Episcopal priest and Professor of Historic Preservation at Mary Washington University.

Morton entered the world of journalism in 1992 joining the staff of Leesburg Today in September of that year.  Last year, she became a founding member of the writing staff of Loudoun Now, recently recognized as the New Business of the Year by the Town of Leesburg.

With nearly a quarter century of experience, Morton has covered Loudoun, its history, its people and its places, with grace, style, wit and integrity, exemplifying the highest standards of both journalism and community service.

An active preservationist, Morton, who served on Loudoun County’s first Historic District Review Board, has been a dedicated, active, personal and professional supporter of a host of county nonprofit and charitable activities.