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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).

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Recent Articles
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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 […]

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    After a lawsuit is filed by former employees, a local Business claims Salty Gator Trading Company owes them money, too

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  A local business has stepped forward, claiming they’re also victims of Salty Gator Trading Company. The owners of ACR Service, Inc. say just like the employees of the closed business, they too have yet to see payment. ACR Services, Inc. specializes in refrigeration and cooking equipment installation.  So, when Salty Gator Trading Company reached out for help, “[We] got him started so he could start opening the business,” said Cindy Goodrum, Co-Owner of ACR Services, Inc. Typically Cindy […]

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    Hughes Road construction continues to frustrate Madison drivers, but it’s almost finished

    MADISON, Ala. – Construction on Hughes Road in Madison is causing its fair share of headaches for drivers.  On top of that, a gas leak caused additional frustration on Tuesday, caused by a construction crew.  That closed down the north and southbound lanes between Gillespie and Eastview. The construction on Hughes will continue for a little while longer, after crews realized the job wasn’t exactly what they had expected.  To be clear, it wasn’t as easy as they originally thought it […]

  • Ryland Pike Terrible Turn

    Driving You Crazy: Troublesome Turnlane

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A treacherous turn has Madison County residents concerned. The issue involves the left turn from Ryland Pike, onto Highway 72 east. Residents say even at quiet times of the day, they’re concerned for their safety. But during rush hour is when the concern really sets in. We took a drive out to the problem area and was a little concerned about making that left turn ourselves. Between trying to beat out the traffic coming from the east […]

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    Alabama A&M still on the hunt for new Police Chief

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Alabama A&M is still on the hunt for their next police chief for the campus.  That position has been vacant since July of 2016. Today they held another forum for their 4th candidate. Matthew Goodman is a graduate student at the University. “I feel that it is important that during the interview process that they have a true student perspective in selecting the new police chief,” said Goodman. He’s got a long laundry list of what he’d […]

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    Troublesome traffic light being fixed in New Hope

    NEW HOPE, Ala. – “It’s a blessing just to see them out there working, you know,” said Mayor Butch Taylor. You wouldn’t typically think of a traffic light installation as being a blessing, but Taylor will tell you, it’s been: “A total aggravation to try and get it done.” The lights started flashing red and yellow over the summer. The city attempted several times to try small fixes—but found out: essentially the whole system would need to be replaced. So […]

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    Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin sits in on Sessions’ confirmation hearing in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin is at the confirmation hearing in Washington D.C. representing the National Sheriff’s Association. “It’s certainly an honor to be able to come up and represent our National Sheriff’s Association,” said Franklin. Franklin came to Washington D.C. to listen in to the confirmation hearing for senator Jeff Sessions, which began Tuesday morning. “I do think he was prepared today, both from his time and tenure in the senate, his time as a member of […]

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    New CityCentre Heading to Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Rocket City is growing, once again. Downtown Huntsville’s hottest property is ready for construction. “You can only improve quality of life when you bring in the best from around the world.” Which is exactly what RCP Companies is doing. Bringing in new ideas, to an old space. “If you were to walk in any direction from this site, you’d either hit a new development, a planned new development, or one of many civic or cultural amenities. Some […]

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    Baby gets a new nursery after ‘Short Grandma’ viral video catches furniture company’s attention

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A local grandma became a YouTube celebrity overnight, just by putting her granddaughter to bed. The baby monitor camera caught the funny mishap in action and on Wednesday, the embarrassing moment paid off. An unsuspecting grandma was just trying to lay her granddaughter Lola in her crib. “I had put her down the same way I had so many other times before but this time was different,” said grandmother Valerie Sharp. “I got a little top-heavy and toppled into the crib […]

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    Citizens concerned over traffic light issue in New Hope

    In one day’s time, our newsroom received four phone calls and three emails, all from concerned residents in New Hope. All of them said the same thing: the single stop light in the town, isn’t consistent, and they’re concerned for the safety of others. “It seems like about every week the light goes out, where it’s just a flash,” said New Hope resident Konda Tapscott. This light, at the corner of Highway 431 and Hobbs Island Road in New Hope has been broken […]

  • GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Parris Campbell #21 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs during the first half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

    Clemson wins Fiesta Bowl, advances to take on Alabama in National Championship game

    GLENDALE, AZ. ( – Alabama vs. Clemson, Take 2. For the first time in the modern era, there will be a rematch for the national title when the Crimson Tide meets the Tigers for the second straight January. The two will meet Jan. 9 in Tampa after both scored comfortable semifinal wins Saturday. No. 1 Alabama whipped Washington 24-7 in the Peach Bowl before Clemson crushed Ohio State, 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl. To continue reading, click here.