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 email@example.com or tweet her at @meganlbrantley
MADISON, Ala. — Alabama, unfortunately, is no stranger to school shootings. Sharon Willis was the principal at Discovery Middle in 2010, when a student brought a gun to school, and killed his classmate. Today, her mission is to help provide mental health counselors to local schools. “We’ve got great schools in north Alabama, but if it can happen at Discovery, if it can happen in Parkland, it can happen anywhere in our nation and it does.” The days after the […]
MADISON, Ala. – When it comes to the anchor of Town Madison, Mayor Paul Finley says they’ve had their eye on one thing: baseball. “It’s our best option right now and the one that’s in the hand,” said Finley. We asked Mayor Finley about the what ifs. What if baseball doesn’t come to town Madison? Is there a plan b? “If it doesn’t happen for whatever reason, ya know, plan b is just to continue to churn and find whatever […]
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The advocacy group known as “Warriors for Clean Water” claims there is a direct connection between the drinking water drawn from the Tennessee River and multiple reports of serious health issues in Morgan and Lawrence County, specifically kidney problems, but utility and health officials reject those claims strongly. The concern comes from tracking contamination in the Tennessee River and collecting reports of health problems from the area. Local utility companies have fired back claiming the water […]
MADISON, Ala. -Mayor Paul Finley has confirmed to WHNT News 19 that the terms of a licensing agreement have been reached with Ballcorps, LLC and will be presented to the Madison City Council at Monday’s council meeting. Finley says a vote to allow him to finalize and sign the agreement is up for discussion on Monday. Finley told us earlier this month that the licensing agreement would help the city formulate a specific plan to relocate the team to Madison. […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jackson Dollar could only take small bites while recovering from a procedure on his esophagus. On Saturday he was craving a loaded baked potato, so his mom, Kristy went to Lawler’s to get one. She asked the lady at the counter if they would mind chopping up the meat a little to make it easier on him to chew. “She relayed the message to the gentleman preparing the food,” said Kristy. Co-Manger A.J. Gutierriez said it would […]
Huntsville is a place to love. That’s something we already know, but a recent visitor to the Tennessee Valley agrees. Samantha Brown’s Places to Love is a new show set to hit the airways on PBS. The show highlights cities all around the world, like Shanghai and Vancouver, but also lesser-known spots that are creating brand new travel experiences. So it’s no surprise one of those cities is Huntsville. Naturally the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitor`s Bureau took her to perhaps […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When First Baptist Church Pastor Travis Collins heard the alleged comments President Trump made about several countries in Africa. “It felt a little personal,” said Collins. That`s because he and his family have close ties to one country in particular. “We were missionaries in Nigeria and some of our closest friends on the planet are Nigerian people.” Collins, his wife, and their three children lived in Nigeria for 5 years. He says to this day, he has nothing but […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you didn’t manage to snag a ticket to the 2018 National Championship, never fear, you’ll have another chance in February to see the Crimson Tide in person. Parkway Place Mall is hosting some of the Alabama Greats to sign autographs. More than 20 players, past and present will be in attendance, such as Derick Henry, AJ McCarron, Mark Ingram and more. That event is happening February 16 -18 at Parkway Place Mall. You do have to have […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You’re probably aware of the dangers to pets when it’s boiling hot outside. But cold weather is just as dangerous – if not more so! As many of us are moving indoors to keep out of the cold, our pets will want a warm place to stay too. During nights of below-freezing temperatures, bring your family pets indoors and out of the cold. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, it`s common belief cats and dogs are […]
SHEFFIELD, Ala. – Sheffield Police confirm the juvenile was found safe and sound. They thank the public for all their help in the search. Previously reported Sheffield Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing/runaway juvenile from Sheffield. Police say the boy was last seen around 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve. His clothing and direction of travel are unknown. Authorities have not released further details about him at this time. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is […]
LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Authorities in Lincoln County, Tennessee, deemed a local church a total loss after a fire Sunday evening. Fire crews worked to put out the flames at Lincoln United Methodist Church. Lincoln County Fire and Rescue assistant chief Crethton Caldwell said he believes the fire started in the attic of the church. Caldwell said when they arrived on the scene crews went inside the church to battle the flames, but the roof started to collapse so he pulled […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. – Fire crews are working to put out a fire on North Main Avenue in Downtown Fayetteville, according to city officials. The fire was located in the apartment above the Edward Jones building, beside Dixie Insurance. No word on any injuries at this time. The fire is still under investigation.