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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
  • Lincoln United Methodist Church deemed a total loss Sunday after building is engulfed in flames

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Authorities in Lincoln County, Tennessee, deemed a local church a total loss after a fire Sunday evening. Fire crews worked to put out the flames at Lincoln United Methodist Church. Lincoln County Fire and Rescue assistant chief Crethton Caldwell said he believes the fire started in the attic of the church. Caldwell said when they arrived on the scene crews went inside the church to battle the flames, but the roof started to collapse so he pulled […]

  • Crews working to put out apartment fire in downtown Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. –  Fire crews are working to put out a fire on North Main Avenue in Downtown Fayetteville, according to city officials. The fire was located in the apartment above the Edward Jones building, beside Dixie Insurance. No word on any injuries at this time. The fire is still under investigation.  

  • AL U.S. Senate Candidates utilizing social media to further campaign

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  With only seven days remaining until election day, both candidates are making their final pushes to get the votes. One of the easiest ways to communicate a platform is through social media, an avenue both Roy Moore and Doug Jones have embraced. We wondered, is this the new norm? Sending everything through social media unfiltered? So we tweeted Redbrick Strategies in Huntsville, A local advertising and marketing company, asking the CEO Trent Willis his thoughts. Hey @redbrickHSV — […]

  • Opelika church receives backlash after posting political message on church sign

    OPELIKA, Ala. – The Living Way Ministries Church in Opelika, Alabama, is receiving harsh criticism after a picture surfaced online of the church’s sign that read “They falsely accused Jesus. Vote Roy Moore.” WHNT News 19 called the church on Monday and spoke with someone affiliated with the organization. The person told us there are several people with keys to the sign and one of the individuals, who was not the pastor, posted the political message. Two days later, she says […]

  • One man transported to the hospital after car hits train in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 was on the scene shortly after a car hit a train near Pratt Avenue and Meridian Street on Sunday. One male was taken to the hospital. Huntsville Fire and Rescue, HEMSI and the Huntsville Police Department were all on the scene. Limited details are available at this time. Stick with WHNT News 19 as we work to gather more information.

  • UPDATE: Madison Police find juvenile runaway

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison Police Department confirm they have located juvenile runaway Mykal Doonan. Police say he left the Walmart on Madison Boulevard. He’s described as a 12 year old boy who is biracial. He was last seen wearing camo shorts and a blue shirt.  

  • HPD confirms 1 dead after officer-involved shooting on Savoy Circle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say one man is dead and an officer is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting Sunday night. Sgt. Jonathan Ware tells WHNT News 19 the officer was responding with two other officers to a domestic call between a man and a woman on Savoy Circle in Huntsville. Ware says when they arrived on scene they were met by an armed male subject in his 30s. Ware says an exchange of gunfire ensued and an […]

  • Florida Gators release statement confirming Dan Mullen as new head football coach

    The rumors have been confirmed true in the case of Dan Mullen heading to coach the Florida Gators. The University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin announced Sunday in a release that Dan Mullen would be the newest head football coach for the Florida Gators Mullen has been the Mississippi State’s head coach for the past nine seasons. However, he’s no stranger to the Gators. Mullen was the offensive coordinator for the team from 2005-08 and was a major factor […]

  • Memorial Parkway reopened after vehicle accident Saturday afternoon.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Traffic on Memorial Parkway is back to normal after a vehicle struck a utility pole Saturday afternoon. Previously reported Memorial Parkway is closed between Oakwood and University due to a traffic accident. According to Huntsville Utilities a car struck a utility pole, shutting off power in the area. That power has since been restored, however utility crews are still on the scene making additional service repairs. Be prepared for delays.

  • ALEA confirms pedestrian killed by vehicle in Limestone County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Alabama State Troopers say they were on the scene of a car crash involving a pedestrian on Alabama 99 in Limestone County. The call came in just after 5 p.m. of a pedestrian struck. The victim, 74-year-old Cordell Barnett, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Limestone County Coroner Mike West says Barnett was attempting to walk across the street to get his mail when he was hit. The drivers of the vehicles were taken to the […]

  • Women for Moore speak out at campaign event in support of the Republican Senate Candidate despite sexual misconduct allegations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – 30 women stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery. Seven women spoke of their personal relationships with Roy Moore, all of which they claim were respectful and professional. They say they don`t recognize the man being portrayed in the national spotlight- and want to set the record straight. “This is a he said, she said situation, some of which are 40 years old that cannot be proven or dis-proven in the time remaining before the election,” […]

  • Local lawn care service honored by the Queen of England for charitable works

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the last three years, one man has made it his mission to help others. Now he’s being recognized for his good deeds by the Queen of England. In those three short years, Rodney Smith Jr. has mowed 2,000 lawns for free, helping the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single mothers. But he`s not doing it alone. He is doing it with the help of 150 kids across the country. They’ve all taken the pledge to be a shining […]