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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


Recent Articles
  • Role Call App changes how you find a job

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It is the ultimate in job flexibility and a local company is pioneering the idea. “If I wake up on Saturday and want to pick up a shift, I can log into the app, choose a shift, and go,” said Glenn Clayton, CEO of Appleton. They’ve developed an app called Role Call and it is providing flexibility in the workplace. Think of a job like Uber and Lyft, but for someone who wants to “Be a chef, […]

  • Driving You Crazy: Litter on Highway 72

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – “It was brought to our attention by a concerned citizen that we had a litter problem on Highway 72.” They’re seeing bottles, wrappers and even full-size mattresses accumulate quicker on this stretch than they are anywhere else. They cleaned the road in March and two weeks later “We were astonished by the amount of trash that had accumulated in a week or two,” said Seth Burkett, ALDOT Spokesman. This road does have something, though, that many […]

  • Mild-winter could mean higher population of mosquitoes this spring

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tis The Season For Our Least Favorite Flying Friends: The Mosquito. The calls for mosquito spraying started coming in to the Mosquito Squad in mid-January. “That really was an indicator of ‘hey, this is not typical’,” said Daniel Smartt, Owner of Mosquito Squad. It was a mild winter, paired with last week’s rain, and this week’s high temperatures. Which equals a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. “We are looking at an increase in the mosquito and tick population […]

  • Members of Save Alabama PACT express mixed feelings about state’s new governor

    DECATUR, Ala. – On Monday, as Kay Ivey was being sworn in as Alabama’s new governor, a viewer reached out to ask about the Alabama PACT program. You may recall the program nearly went under when it was under Ivey’s supervision in 2008. She was State Treasurer at the time. Many parents saw the PACT program as a perfect option to save for their children’s education. Buy a PACT, and when your child or grandchild was ready to go to […]

  • Huntsville Utilities restores power in Southeast Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities have restored power outage in South Huntsville from Drake Ave south to Airport Road and from Memorial Pkwy east to Garth Road. The cause of the outage was caused by a vehicle wreck at Whitesburg at Teakwood Drive.    

  • Limestone County veteran receives new home, mortgage free

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. –  “This has been one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt in a long time,” said Quashana Stewart Brown, U.S. Army Sergeant Veteran. Brown was given a gift of a lifetime. A home. “I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Brown. The home was provided by Operation Homefront, who partners with Chase to buy up foreclosed homes, fix them up and then give them away to veterans who need them: mortgage free. So they may thrive […]

  • New book, “The Making of a Memorial” will raise money for new statue at Huntsville Veterans Memorial

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – “It tells of the courage, sacrifice and duty of all Americans in the military,” said David Carney, Co-Author and Publisher of “The Making of a Memorial.” The walls at the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial list the names of local servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. There are 366 names in total. Those names have been given life once more through “their pictures, their stories are in there written by their family members,” said Carney. “The […]

  • Woman taken to hospital after motorcycle falls down embankment near Guntersville State Park

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A woman was taken to the hospital on Sunday after her motorcycle fell off an embankment. Guntersville Police were called to AL 227, near the Guntersville State Park just before 3 p.m. According to Guntersville Police Chief, Jim Peterson, a 59-year-old woman hit the guardrail and flipped her motorcycle, falling nearly 50 feet down an embankment. The woman was taken to the hospital. No word on her condition.

  • Jackson County man charged with multiple counts of child sex abuse

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Woodville man is facing five counts of child sex abuse after he was arrested by Jackson Police on Friday evening. Benjamin Shawn Baugh, 39, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, two counts of sodomy to the 1st degree, and one count of enticing a child for an immoral purpose. Baugh is currently being held at the Jackson County Detention Center on a $107,500.00 bond.  

  • DeKalb County Officials say costs of roads have increased while budget has stayed the same

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A viewer sent in photos of County Road 611 in DeKalb County. She said the road is excruciating to drive on, riddled with pot holes that have been re-filled time after time leaving nothing but a bumpy road. She’s had enough. We took a drive on the road and discovered she wasn’t lying. “We get a lot of complaints from 611. It`s got a bad place in it that needs some attention,” said DeKalb County District 1 […]

  • ICE agents make arrests in the Tennessee Valley

    Madison County, Ala. – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms for WHNT News 19 they have made arrests in the Tennessee Valley. They would not confirm specifically where the arrests took place, nor how many were detained, but did say the arrests were part of their normal targeted enforcement operations. They did not disclose if there were any plans for future enforcement operations in the area. Stay with WHNT News 19 as we continue to gather more details in […]

  • Shawn Childers still missing after 6 months

    Lauderdale County, Ala. – It’s been six months since Shawn Childers walked out of his Lauderdale County home and disappeared. His roommate and investigators all say he hasn’t been seen nor heard from since. His story is one we were following even before he vanished. Al Whitaker first met Shawn Childers in front of the home he says his father left him. To make a long story short, the house had been sold for unpaid taxes. The new owner got some […]