Morgan Deann Ortagus is a policy and national security analyst based out of New York City. She often features as guest host/contributor on Fox News and Fox Business. Ortagus is currently an Executive Director in Ernst and Young (EY)'s Geostrategic Business Group and a United States Navy Reserve Officer.   
Morgan Ortagus is originally from Auburndale, Florida. She is the daughter of Denise C. Ortagus and Ronald E. Ortagus. Her father owns two Florida franchise locations of ServiceMasters, a cleanup and restoration company while her mother is the office manager for the business. 
Growing up, Morgan Ortagus competed in beauty pageants so she could win scholarships to help pay for her college tuition. She came third runner up in the Miss Florida beauty pageant winning a $3,000 scholarship. She previously won the Miss Orange Blossom, Miss Florida Citrus pageants, Miss Auburndale, and Miss Teen Auburndale pageants. 
Morgan Ortagus began volunteering with organizations like SAAD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and (MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving) at the age of 13 after her pageant mentor, Malina Price-Bos of Auburndale, was killed by a drunk driver. 
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Morgan Ortagus married her husband Jonathan Ross Weinberger. They were married by Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Morgan Ortagus is a graduate of Florida Southern College, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, cum laude. In May 2013, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a dual Masters of Business Administration/Masters of Arts in Government. She also earned an honors thesis from Johns Hopkins University for her research on Counterinsurgency. 
In early 2016, Morgan Ortagus joined Ernst and Young (EY) as a Global Executive Director. She then launched EY's geopolitical initiative, the Geostrategic Business Group, where she serves as the group’s External Director. Ortagus is also currently a United States Navy Reserve Officer. 
Morgan Ortagus frequently appears on Fox News and Fox Business as a contributor or guest host, lending her national security and policy experience. She has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business shows including Outnumbered, Fox and Friends First, Bulls & Bears, The Greg Gutfeld Show, Fox News Specialists, Fox and Friends, Cashin' In, Making Money With Charles Payne, Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, Cavuto on Business, and Lou Dobbs Tonight.  
Morgan Ortagus is a Johns Hopkins University Leadership Fellow; a member of the Center for a New American SecurityCouncil and Future of Sanctions Task Force; a member of the Institute for the Study of War’s Advancement Committee; a member of the Women’s Democracy Network Advisory Council for the International Republican Institute; the National Co-Chair of Maverick PAC; a board member to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation; and a board member to the Friends of the American University of Afghanistan. Additionally, Ms. Ortagus serves as an Advisor to Concordia, where she contributes to the strategic direction and development of the organization’s diplomacy and national security programming. 
In 2010, Morgan Ortagus was assigned to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the Deputy United States Treasury Attaché to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ortagus was focused on working with the Saudi Arabian government to curb the illicit financial flows to and from the Saudi Arabia. Ortagus was the principal liaison from the U.S. Treasury to the banking sector in Saudi Arabia. 
From 2008-2010, Morgan Ortagus was an intelligence analyst at the United States Treasury in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, primarily covering the Middle East and North Africa. She worked to publicly designate individual terrorists on the United Nations 1267 list. 
Morgan Ortagus began her government service as a public affairs officer at the United States Agency for International Development, where in 2007 she spent several months in Baghdad, Iraq.