No Glasses, No Problem – View the eclipse from Huntsville
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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
  • Despite rumors, 3D glasses are not safe for viewing the eclipse

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Social media is a great place to share pictures of your pets, a few recipes, or even a tip or two to make life a little easier. But a few local optometrists in the Tennessee Valley are warning you to not believe everything you read on Facebook. “Social media is a very useful tool to get information out to the masses. But it’s also easy to proliferate bad information out,” said Dr. Kimberly O’Campo of Specs of […]

  • Is your school out for the Great American Eclipse?

    While many are prepping for the eclipse by seeking out the right eye-wear, school systems across the Tennessee Valley are making plans to make sure their students are safe. DeKalb County Ft. Payne City Schools – not closing, but are giving parents the option to check out their student or keep child at home as an excused absence. Jackson County Jackson County Schools – School dismissed at 3:00 p.m.  Parents have the option of checking out their students early or keeping […]

  • Parkway Place Mall quickly runs out of free eclipse glasses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – People started line up when the mall opened for the Great American Eclipse glasses giveaway at Parkway Place Mall. It didn’t take long for the glasses to disappear, just like the sun will on August 21. Officials at Parkway Place Mall say they are out of eclipse glasses. The mall partnered with The Huntsville International Airport to provide 5,000 pairs to the community. A line of cars was backed out all the way onto Memorial Parkway, with […]

  • Mustang drivers honor 12-year-old Eli Williams with funeral escort

    MADISON, Ala – Those who knew Eli Williams describe him as “a little guy of not many words,” says Joseph Scott, President of Limestone County Mustang Club. That may be because his hobby spoke for him, as car engines rev. “To see that smile flash on his face, you knew he was enjoying seeing and hearing all of our Mustangs as we rolled in,” says Scott. “These were like huge hot wheels cars to him.” Eli became an honorary member of […]

  • Where can you view the Total Eclipse expected on August 21?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two months from today, the Great American Eclipse will cross the United States. This is the first time since the thirteenth century that an eclipse has cut across the United States, only touching U.S soil. “The shadow of the moon will only touch on United States territory and no other country, ” explained Bill Cooke. “This is extremely rare.” Everyone in the United States will be within a day and half drive from the path of totality. “That’s the […]

  • Mill Bridge replacement work causing issues for parents at Mill Creek Elementary

    MADISON, Ala. – Many parents spoke out on Facebook on Tuesday expressing concerns and venting their frustrations. A new detour route, caused by the Mill Bridge replacement work, is one of the frustrations. Someone just on the other side of the construction, now has to take County Line Road, to Brownsferry to Mose Chapel Road to get to Mill Creek Elementary. Madison Mayor Paul Finley says they planned the replacement of Mill Bridge as best as they could. “We started the […]

  • Eyewitness reveals pictures of Bridge Street crowd moments before shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Joe Medlen, and his friend were walking around Bridge Street Saturday night. “We just kind of meandered through, and we noticed security guards were moving forward,” says Medlen. They stopped at the fountain around 9:10 p.m. “We stopped because we noticed how large the crowd was. There was anywhere between 200 to 300 kids there. Teenagers mostly. You could see the security guards were chit chatting and having them move this way, and some did, some did not,” says Medlen. […]

  • Effectiveness of Youth Escort Policy questionable after shooting at Bridge Street Town Centre

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — More questions than answers remain involving the shooting that took place at Bridge Street Town Centre on Saturday night. WHNT News 19 reached out to the Huntsville Police Department for more answers. We asked these questions: Why were the juveniles arguing? HPD says they aren’t sure what led up to the feud but do say the two had been at odds prior to Saturday’s incident. Did both teens have a weapon? Or just one of them? Police say […]

  • How bad can viewing the eclipse without proper eye protection hurt your eyes?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  “You can actually cause permanent un-treatable vision loss by staring at the eclipse unprotected,” says Dr. Neena Singhal James, Optometrist at 20/20 Eye Care Center. Questions about how to protect your eyes have been pouring into the newsroom. Can you be outside while the eclipse is happening without protective glasses on? Dr. James said yes! “It is safe to be outside, it’s not going to cause any damage to your body or anything. And if you’re not directly […]

  • 6th Annual Restaurant Week starting August 11!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  For 6 years, the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has taken a bite out of one week of the year and dedicated it to Rocket city restaurants, food trucks and specialty shops. “It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our locally owned and operated dining scene, to get them out to try something new,” says Pam Williams, Restaurant Week Coordinator for the CBV. While also showing the diversity of the eateries, from Italian to Korean. “I […]

  • Huntsville City Schools hears mom’s plea, after mistake lands the family on wrong side of school zone

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  A Huntsville mom pleaded for some understanding from the Huntsville City School System, after a mistake put the family on the wrong side of her daughter’s school zone. Her requests were answered on Tuesday morning when Aaron King, Principal at Huntsville High School called to tell her that her daughter Mackenzie would be allowed to attend Huntsville High School. ——-Read the Original Story——- It’s been a summer of preps for Katie Mitchell and her daughter Mackenzie, as she […]

  • Community reaches out to provide tuition for man who gives back in a big way

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Since 2016, Rodney Smith Jr. has mowed one lawn at a time to help the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single moms – free of charge. “We mentor kids ages 7 to 17 and we show them the importance of giving back to their community by cutting lawns for free for the elderly, disabled, single mothers, and veterans.” Along the journey of giving back to his community in Huntsville, the Raising Men Lawn Care Service was born. Today, […]