Giles Morris grew up in Washington, D.C., the son of a Congressional press secretary and an international economics correspondent for the Times of London. He started working as a full-time journalist in 2007 as the general assignment reporter for the Rhinelander Daily News in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he was a school teacher, a community organizer, and a nonprofit program manager in Pine Ridge, SD, Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA. Giles moved to Charlottesville in 2011 to serve as Editor-in-Chief of C-VILLE Weekly and later spent three years as Vice President for Marketing & Communications at James Madison’s Montpelier, where he was instrumental in the rollout of the award-winning, descendant-driven slavery exhibition, “The Mere Distinction of Colour.” He holds an M.Div. degree from Harvard Divinity School and his journalism and digital storytelling projects have been recognized by AAN, the North Carolina Press Association, and the Virginia Press Association. Giles became Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow in June 2018.