Morten Vestergaard was born in Varde in 1976. He holds a degree in journalism and history from Roskilde University, as well as a degree in Nordic languages and literature from Aarhus University. He has worked as a news reporter for Holbæk Amts Venstreblad and Nyhedsavisen. Since 2006, he has been a journalist for Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten.