• Follow me on:

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
  • South bound lanes of Carl T Jones Drive at Garth Road down to one lane due to traffic accident

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A van and motorcycle collided on Carl T Jones Drive at Garth Road on Sunday afternoon. The motorcyclist has been taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the van was not injured. Traffic is down to one lane as police investigate the cause of the crash.

  • Cousins of Anthony and Terry Jackson say “They gave more to us than we ever gave to them.”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Anthony and Terry were a pair, thick as thieves. Brothers. “The boys. We always called them the boys,” said Cousin Judy Vanwey. Anthony was born with cerebral palsy. “He was never considered to be handicapped. Nor did we treat him like he was,” said Vanwey. Terry took care of Anthony. And together they helped take care of others. “Their mother taught them, anything you can do for anybody, you help them out. If you were eating a sandwich […]

  • Local family shares fliers to warn families about dangers of lawn mowers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s that time of year when yard work becomes a necessity- that includes mowing the grass. But one Huntsville family has a warning about lawn mower safety, born out of personal loss. In 2010, eight year old Shane Malone died in a lawn mower accident. Every year, 800 children are run over by a riding lawn mower or tractor- that’s according to the National Amputee Coalition. More than 600 of those result in amputation. But for some […]

  • Medal of Honor Recipient, Madison resident dies at age 85

    MADISON, Ala. – U.S. Air Force Colonel and Madison resident Leo Thorsness has passed away at the age of 85. He was a U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He died on Tuesday at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Thorsness was born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, on February 14, 1932, and enlisted in the United States Air Force in January of 1952. He applied for fighting school and became an officer and Air Force pilot. He served as a fighter pilot in the […]

  • Soldier makes heartwarming appearance at Autism Walk in Decatur for a young man

    DECATUR, Ala. – A group of families hosted their own Autism Awareness walk in Decatur on Saturday. The event featured families from all over Decatur showing up to bring awareness to children with autism, and the difficulties of raising a child with autism. For Mallory Hosmer, the walk gave her son a chance to meet one of his idols – An ‘army man’, as he calls them. 11-year-old Connor Hosmer has autism, and is infatuated with army men. His mom says […]

  • Huntsville Hospital Foundation hosts first annual ‘Bed Races’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Lifesaver Club at Huntsville Hospital is made up of employees who donate money back to the hospital to help pay for focus projects. They’ve spent the last month fundraising—And, of course, no fundraiser is good without a little competition. On Wednesday, hospital employees from seven different departments took to the parking lot to race hospital beds. Yes, you read that right. The race was just for fun, but all of the money raised by the employees […]

  • Rainbow Elementary student named a hero by her peers

    MADISON, Ala. – Every child has a hero, their mom, dad, a service man or woman. On Friday, every elementary school in Madison chose one to honor. To these kids, a hero is simple. It’s their teachers, parents, even two servicemen were honored for their bravery after fighting for our country. But one of the 7 heroes picked had a different kind of battle to fight. “She is encouraging and motivating,” said one student. Sydney Cunningham is a 5th grader at […]

  • Driving You Crazy: Fix My Roads Alabama!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A state-wide organization is asking for the public’s help in identifying bad roads across Alabama. They say the poor infrastructure in the state is due to a funding model that dates back to 1992. “I think you can ask any legislature from the house or the senate, they won’t deny we have an extreme need for our transportation infrastructure,” says Drew Harrell, Executive Director of the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure. Harrell says it’s a growing problem across the state, […]

  • 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 […]