Kendall Morris

Kendall Morris
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Kendall Diane Morris
(1991-02-21) February 21, 1991[1]
Ennis, Texas
Education Texas Christian University
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Southlake's Outstanding Teen 2006
Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2006
Miss White Settlement 2010
Miss Frisco 2011
Miss Texas 2011
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2007
Miss America 2012 (Top 10)
Official website

Kendall Diane Morris, (born February 21, 1991) is a news anchor and an American beauty pageant titleholder from Ennis, Texas who was named Miss Texas 2011.[2][3]


She won the title of Miss Texas on July 1, 2011, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Ashley Melnick. Morris was Overall Interview Winner at Miss Texas 2011. Morris was Preliminary Swimsuit winner at the Miss America 2012 pageant as well as the Louanne Gamba (Lulu) Instrumental Award recipient. Morris' platform is “Leukemia: Living for a Cure” and she said she hoped to promote funding for research to find a cure for Leukemia during her reign as Miss Texas.[4] Morris majored in broadcast journalism at Texas Christian University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental honors in journalism. Morris' win was the second consecutive time a Texas Christian University student won the Miss Texas title, as Ashley Melnick, Miss Texas 2010, also attended Texas Christian University. Morris is a baton twirler with the TCU Marching Band, and she performed at the 2011 Rose Bowl and the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.[5] At the age of 15, Morris won the title of Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen in 2006, and went on to compete in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in 2007, where she won multiple preliminary awards. She is currently a reporter at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee and was named an anchor in January 2016.


  1. "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". Retrieved 2011-10-06.
  2. "Miss Frisco, Kendall Morris, to represent Texas at Miss America pageant". The Dallas Morning News. July 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
  3. "Ennis hugely proud of Miss Texas". The Ennis Daily News. July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
  4. "Meet Miss Texas 2011". July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
  5. "TCU student representing Frisco is crowned Miss Texas". The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. July 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ashley Melnick
Miss Texas
Succeeded by
DaNae Couch
Preceded by
Heather Harris
Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen
Succeeded by
Callie Thompson

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