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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
  • 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 […]

  • UPDATE: Gov. Bentley released from hospital after receiving care for irregular heartbeat

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley underwent a medical procedure on Wednesday morning to treat an irregular heartbeat. A spokesperson said it was a “common, routine procedure for atrial fibrillation.” “Governor Bentley is feeling well and there are no serious medical concerns,” his Communications Spokesperson said. “The Governor is expected to return to work right away and he is continuing to work on key legislation such as the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative. He looks forward to continuing his work with […]

  • PETA protests in wake of avian flu outbreak

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of chickens will be euthanized after avian flu took over a chicken farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee. “Meat today comes from factory farms were animals live in terrible, cramped conditions. They’re really just breeding grounds for pathogens like this,” said Tricia Lebkucher, PETA Organizer. Wearing their hazmat suits, these PETA volunteers had a powerful message. “Meat is a biohazard, go vegan.” These volunteers are all local vegans from the Fayetteville, Tennessee area. “As a native Tennessean, it […]

  • Police believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the hit and run death of a 75-year-old Huntsville woman

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 obtained the crash report from a deadly hit and run crash that happened at Edgewater Drive on February 19. The report says Erica Nail was driving on Edgewater Drive, approaching Spinnaker Drive, where she lives, and struck 75-year-old Carol Ann Arey from behind. The report says Arey was in the roadway and may have failed to yield the right of way when she was struck. Arey was pronounced dead at the scene. The report then […]

  • North Alabama family shares story of devastating loss 10 years ago in Enterprise tornado

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. – March 1 is a tough day for Dirk and Kathy Strunk. Not just this day, but many in the last 10 years since the day they and other families suffered tremendous loss in south Alabama. The Strunks live in Priceville now, but on March 1, 2007, they were in Enterprise when an EF-4 tornado hit Enterprise High School.  Katie Strunk, 16, was one of eight students who died and dozens more were hurt when the twister hit the […]

  • Have you ever slid on the road during wet weather? The City of Huntsville is making some changes in hopes of making your drive safer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We know there are some areas that seem to be more prone to accidents during any kind of wet weather. The city and state are making design changes to remedy roads with slick spots. “Mountain Gap has been there for probably 50 years the way it is today,” said Kathy Martin the Director for Huntsville City Engineering. “In today’s design standards we probably would have built it differently.” We took action and pulled accident reports for Mountain […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]