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Megan joined WHNT News 19 in August of 2015 after spending 2 years at WRCB in Chattanooga, Tenn. as a reporter. While at WRCB, Megan reported on a few stories that landed in the national spotlight, including the deadly attack of 5 servicemen who were gunned down at the Navy Reserve Center. The attack on her hometown didn’t break the community, though; rather, it made them #ChattanoogaStrong.

Before working in Chattanooga, Megan spent some time in Bristol, Va. as a general assignment reporter. She began working there three months before graduating college; working 40 hours a week and taking 18 hours of classes online.

Megan graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2012, with a degree in communications in just three years.

When she’s not reporting or going live on the news, you can find her at anything artsy. She’s a lover of music, theatre and dance; and has lots of practice in all of it. She also loves animals; specifically her own cat, Stache (He has a mustache).

Have a story idea or an event you want covered? Send her a message at megan.brantley@whnt.com or tweet her at @meganlbrantley


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    Flu activity still up in Huntsville, so keep practicing good hygiene habits

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There are still widespread cases of the flu reported across much of the Southeast, including Alabama. All but two counties in our state are not reporting significant flu activity, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Huntsville Hospital says they’ve had an increase in flu cases in the emergency room in the last month.  They remind everyone to use good hygiene and get checked out if you experience any symptoms. Over the last month, Huntsville Hospital’s […]

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    Inmate dies after being assaulted at State Correctional Facility

    ELMORE, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate who was a victim of an inmate assault at a state correctional facility on Thursday. Prison officials say corrections officers found David Sanders, 41, unresponsive in a dorm of the Elmore Correctional Facility on February 16. Sanders had been badly beaten and was medically air-lifted to a Montgomery hospital. Sanders died from his injuries on Saturday. ADOC has detained four inmates suspected in Sander’s death. The […]

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    More parents cite lack of response from Huntsville school bus company

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Parents continue to raise concerns about a lack of response from Durham School Services, the company paid by Huntsville City Schools to provide bus transportation to students. We have heard from more parents since our report aired on February 14, who say buses show up late to their child’s stop, if they show up at all. Durham released an app in 2016 that was intended to help parents track their child’s bus.  However, some moms say the […]

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    Huntsville parents tired of “excuse after excuse” from Durham school bus company for late pickups, no shows

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Do your children ride a bus to school? You’re probably used to the routine to help them get out the door on time. It might be 6:39, 6:47, 6:52 or maybe 7:10 a.m. for your household. If you have a consistent time, some Huntsville parents would say you’re lucky. A number of families have contacted WHNT News 19 to say school buses are perpetually late. They say their children are often forced to wait upwards of an […]

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    3M Attorney confirms their request for dismissal of Tennessee Riverkeeper lawsuit is denied

    DECATUR, Ala. – Brewer, Attorneys and Counselors confirmed for WHNT News 19 a federal judge has denied their request for dismissal of a lawsuit against their client, 3M. The Tennessee Riverkeeper had filed the lawsuit back in 2016 against 3M, over the PFOA and PFOS contamination in the Tennessee River. “3M has always operated in compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel for 3M. “The company voluntarily ceased […]

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    Former Huntsville School Board Member says the job is “all about the kids”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama State Board of Education has confirmed they’ve received communication regarding the Huntsville Board of Education. But in the meantime of that investigation, the board must continue to conduct school business. Former School Board Member David Blair knows how it feels to be on a school board, filled with animosity. “When I first came on the school board back in 2000, one of the board members was not particularly happy seeing me on there.” The relationship between […]

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    Fatal car crash kills two Marshall County men

    GADSDEN, Ala. –  A two-vehicle crash on Sunday claimed the lives of two Marshall County men. 36-year-old Angel Miguel Isabal of Albertville was killed when the 2006 Toyota pickup he was driving collided head-on with a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by 25-year-old Christopher Scott Norris also of Albertville. Isabal was not using a seat belt. Both Isabal and Norris were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 1:15 Sunday morning on Alabama 168. This crash is still under investigation.

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    Former Alabama player, current assistant strength coach arrested for DUI

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Crimson Tide assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Chapman was arrested Sunday morning. According to our partners at AL.com the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chapman for driving under the influence. His bond has been set at $1,000. The Birmingham native has been in his current role with the Tide since early last year. He also played defensive lineman for them from 2007-2011.  

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    Judge declares mistrial for former Madison teacher accused of shooting daughter’s boyfriend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The jury in Fitzgerald McQueen’s trial came back deadlocked twice on Thursday after deliberating for more than a day. Judge Donna Pate declared a mistrial for the former Madison teacher charged with second-degree assault. Fitzgerald McQueen is charged for the shooting of Jaizon Collins, who was 18 at the time of the shooting. McQueen shot the teen in his 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The mistrial was declared at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The defense said McQueen is relieved with the […]

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    Former Madison teacher testifies about shooting in his home: “I thought my daughter was being raped”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The jury is deliberating in the trial of a Madison County man charged with shooting a teenage boy inside his home, who was in his daughter’s bedroom. Fitzgerald McQueen is charged with second-degree assault for the shooting of Jaizon Collins. The jury discussed the case until about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The judge declared recess for the day, and the jury will meet again Thursday morning. WHNT News 19 is on verdict watch.  Make sure you have our […]

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    Limestone County Sheriff’s Office looking for escaped inmate

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate that has escaped. Police say Christopher Cody Usery was on work release when he left his work post at Vulcan Plastics in his girlfriend’s car after brutally beating her in the parking lot around midnight last night. The vehicle is a silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, with license plate AL 0202AD4. Anyone with information please call the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111.

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    Death investigation underway in Florence

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police are currently investigating a death at a Florence apartment. Police were called out to an apartment on Simpson Street just before 10 a.m. on Saturday morning for a welfare check. When they made entry into the apartment they found a woman in her late 20’s to early 30’s dead. Police have not released the cause of death, nor the identity of the woman. They are still working to notify next of kin. No arrests have […]