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From a very young age Megan was interested in journalism and remembers watching the nightly news with her parents before dinner. She landed her first job as a bureau reporter at KHSL-TV in Redding, CA. She worked just about every shift from reporter to producer to morning anchor and spent three years as the evening anchor. In January 2004, Megan joined WTVQ-TV in Lexington, KY where she anchored the evening news before coming to 5 Eyewitness News in May 2009.
Megan is a multiple Emmy Award winning anchor. In 2016, 5 Eyewitness News mornings was honored for its coverage of the death of music legend Prince. Her breaking news coverage of the Minneapolis Police Officers being cleared in the shooting death of Jamar Clark was also honored with an Emmy in 2016. While in Kentucky, Megan spent thirteen hours straight anchoring on the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in which 49 of the 50 people on board were killed. The station received a National Edward R. Murrow Award for this coverage.
For years, Megan has volunteered with Shriner’s Hospital for Children, taking part in Camp Achieve and the Shriner's Prom. Throughout the year she emcees many events for groups and organizations across the Twin Cities. When she's not working, Megan and her husband enjoy renovating their home, camping, cooking and traveling. They are also parents to 5 year old twins.
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