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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
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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A constant headache for business men or women is finding good temporary help, in a pinch. “People call out all the time, things happen and you need the ability to get someone in there quickly,” says Diana Gallagher. And with a few swipes of a finger, someone is hired to fill the gap. “You can place the order and get a person quickly- within an hour and a half,” says Gallagher. The pilot program by Appleton learning called […]

  • Large Police Presence at Woodland Hills Subdivision in Madison

    Madison, Ala. – Madison Police tell us they are working two crime scenes at Highland Drive and Miller Boulevard. That intersection is in the Woodland Hills Subdivision in Madison. They say they were called out to Highland Drive for a domestic dispute. When police arrived, they say a man fled the home, got into his truck and backed into a police cruiser where an officer was sitting inside. Officers say the man then drove off into the subdivision and hit […]

  • Drivers claim cars are damaged from gravel on Hwy 53

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Just one month ago Sheila Dieu drove off with her first brand new car. However,  in just a matter of weeks the “newness” of the car had worn off… literally. “I live right off of Hwy 53, and they’re about to repave it and have dumped many, many miles of loose gravel on the road,” said Dieu. The gravel is over an eight mile stretch. “They’re bouncing off your windshield, bouncing off your car and you’re cringing every […]

  • Local mother hopes new cancer research keeps families from experiencing similar loss

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — HudsonAlpha scientists are searching for the newest breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer. Local mother Debra Hallmark knows the pain that cancer can bring and what this latest research can mean for other families. During a visit with her oldest daughter, Debra learned her daughter had found a lump in her pelvic area. “She said, ‘mom what do you think this could be?’ I said maybe a swollen lymph node. Just go have it checked.” Some time […]

  • Old Town Beer Exchange using Presidential visit to benefit Mexico during crisis

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  In honor of President Trump’s arrival to the Rocket City,  one Huntsville beer shop is raising a glass to the Commander-In-Chief. “We wanted to welcome the President into town today,” said Matt Fowler, Managing Partner at the Old Town Beer Exchange. “We really feature mostly craft beers by the great breweries here in Huntsville and North Alabama.” But every now and again, they bring something in that`s a little special. “Seasonal beers during the holidays that we might […]

  • Local family says research and informed decisions will keep teens from making tattoo mistakes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tattoos and piercings have become a common trend for young adults.  Now for the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is weighing in, offering its recommendations for teenagers. Heather Fairchild said she wasn’t at all surprised when her son Brodie expressed his desire for some ink. “My son has pretty much always wanted to have a tattoo.” When he realized he could get one with parental consent in the state of Alabama, “At 13 he started campaigning […]

  • Madison City Schools reaction after all 4 schools involved in Limestone County tax dispute agree on settlement

    MADISON, Ala. –  Madison City School leaders say they’re relieved to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a decade-long dispute on how to allocate taxes to four schools– Athens City, Limestone County, Madison City and Huntsville City– all with students living in Limestone County. “I`m very relieved to say today that we are very close to a final agreement,” says Robby Parker, Madison City Schools Superintendent. A final agreement that would give school systems with […]

  • How is the money spent? Donations to Red Cross relief efforts explained

    The American Red Cross is continuing to ask for support in the form of monetary donations and volunteers as it works to provide relief to Hurricane Harvey victims and prepare as Hurricane Irma nears Florida. WHNT News 19 has received a number of emails from viewers asking about the donations. Viewers want to know how much money is actually getting to the victims. We are taking action to get those answers. When major disasters occur, relief organizations like the American […]

  • Recordings reveal harrowing moments before plane makes a hard landing in Madison County

    HARVEST, Ala. – A frantic pilot, hoping for help. That is what you hear in the voice recording from Monday’s plane crash in Madison County. It’s a scary minute-and-a-half communication between air traffic control and the pilot, trying to make a safe landing. You can hear the quiver in the pilot’s voice as a controller attempts to direct him to several of the nearest landing strips. ATC – “10-1 say the nature of your emergency and desires.” Pilot – “I just […]

  • Hurricane Harvey floods Houston airports, strands local passengers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The only flights in and out storm-ravaged Houston right now are carrying much-needed supplies. United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and American Airlines each say they’ve airlifted supplies into or people out of the city since Hurricane Harvey hit on Friday. With those limited exceptions, Houston’s two airports remained closed to passenger air travel. On Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration issued flight restrictions over the greater Houston area. Those canceled flights have affected thousands, including one […]

  • HPD investigating possible shooting in North Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Huntsville Police are investigating a possible shooting. HPD says a man walked up to a home on Watson Drive, near Mastin Lake Park, saying he had been shot. Before police could arrive, the man had already been picked up by another vehicle and taken to the hospital. Police are still working to piece together what took place. Stay with WHNT News 19 as we work to gather more information.

  • A Huntsville woman could not stop hateful flyers from being spread in her neighborhood, so she turned them into something beautiful

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- “I just kept noticing there were plastic bags at the ends of driveways,” says Meg Nester.  “At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought something had been dropped.” But after 2… 3… 4 of them “It was obvious that it had intentionally been left. I picked it up and heard the coins rattling, and I thought, ‘That’s interesting.’ It’s obviously got a message in there to have someone to open the bag,” says Nester. The message inside, […]