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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
  • 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 […]

  • The Longest Day to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – June 21 is the longest day of the year, bringing in a warm welcome to summer. But for some, every day feels like the longest day. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s  and nearly 16 million help care for them. “We were here about 7:30 this morning,” said Donna Merchant. “We’re going to be playing all day long.” From sun up, to sun down on the longest day,  the Bridge Club of Huntsville will be playing for […]

  • Madison County students get demonstrations at Positive Leadership Youth Camp

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison county students are spending the week learning leadership skills while having a little fun in the process. It’s the 6th year the Positive Leadership Youth Camp has been held at Riverton Intermediate School. “It’s jammed packed with action Monday through Friday,” says Principal Randy Hill. From K-9’S to swat teams and firetrucks- these kids are learning to be leaders at the camp. “It’s a way to give back to the good children who have done an excellent […]

  • New shops to “pop-up” at Parkway Place Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The next time you go into the mall—you may notice a new tenant. Or a few. Parkway Place Mall is hosting a pop-up shop, offering prime real-state to local businesses that may not have a store front of their own. The latest shop to come to the mall is Vivid Boutique. Their new store is filled with cute and trendy clothes. But get here while the gettin’ is good because “you can only do a week at a time.” Meaning […]

  • Nexus Energy Center Executive Director in Greece to speak about energy efficiency

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Last year 45 people from 42 different countries traveled to the United States as a part of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurial Summit to learn more about small business in the U.S. The Nexus Energy Center hosted one of the participants for two weeks. This week their executive director traveled to Greece to join in on the same experience. Ruchi Singhal knows her stuff when it comes to saving energy. “Energy is the language that anyone understands.” Last year she […]

  • Driving You Crazy: The Decatur Mall Parking Lot

    DECATUR, Ala. –  When going to the Decatur Mall you may find yourself looking to buy a new outfit, or gift -but after driving through their parking lot, the only thing you`re going to need is a new set of tires. To say the Decatur Mall has problems with pot holes is an understatement. These aren’t your average pot holes. They’re pot canyons. Some, inches deep and feet wide. It’s been a problem for several years. We highlighted it back […]

  • Got speeders in your neighborhood? HPD tells you how to help stop them

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – How are the roads in your neighborhood? Are speed limits clearly marked? We’ve had several emails from Huntsville residents complaining that even with the signage, it’s not stopping anyone from speeding down their street. “Typically in Huntsville the speed limit is 25 in all of our residential areas,” says Lt. Stacy Bates. It’s clearly posted, but still the Huntsville Police Department “get calls all the time from various neighborhoods about speeding. Especially our interior streets that are residential […]

  • Huntsville Police releases traffic report to show top three reasons behind traffic accidents in 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The road can be a dangerous place. In 2016 8,925 accidents happened in the streets of Huntsville. 211 resulted in injuries; 25 in death. Lt. Stacy Bates says three things are to blame: Following too closely Failing to yield the right of way Distracted driving. All three are equal problems in their own way. Bates believes following too closely and distracted driving kind of go hand-in-hand. Officers aren’t sure they’re going to be able to fix the […]

  • Madison County resident begs speeders on Jolly B Road to slow down

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Jolly B Road in Madison County is a quaint, quiet place.  But as the summer arrives, this road becomes pretty popular with locals taking this stretch of road to get to the river near the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. One Jolly B Road resident reached out to WHNT. She says she doesn’t mind the people coming to visit the river, but what she does mind is having to dodge their cars as they speed through. You see, […]

  • Army to downsize bands; AMC band on the list

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Beloved Army Material Command Band will play its last note in 2018. The Army did a total analysis of all its bands and have decided to downsize. “Music has been important to the military throughout history. In the early days it was how we formed; how we organized on the battlefield,” said Col. Richard Spiegel. Today, that same music connects people from all walks of life. “The music adds an atmosphere, a certain pomp and circumstance,” said Spiegel. The […]

  • UK Native speaks out about Manchester attack

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Trevor Cole is a local business owner in Huntsville, originally from England. “Manchester was two hours away and obviously famous for it’s football. But now in the news today, they’re famous for the wrong things,” says Cole. The terror attack in Manchester on Monday night, is something Cole says those in the UK have come quite accustomed to. “When I was a youngster, the IRA was very prevalent, and there was bombing and blowing up Harrods,” says Cole. But […]

  • Local groups petition city to change Becky Pierce Municipal Golf Course into a multi-use trail park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League has 4 youth mountain biking teams in Huntsville. “We’re limited on where they can practice because we’ve had to use the existing trail system that we have,” said Mary Anne Swanstrom, President of SORBA Huntsville. Which they are very grateful for, but they’re hand-built, and don’t meet the needs of all age and experience levels. SORBA Huntsville, NICA and The Huntsville track club have been wanting a multi-use trail system together for years, […]