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Megan Cloherty started reporting both on-air and for WTOP.com in February 2012.
Before transitioning to digital journalism, Cloherty spent eight years as a TV
reporter and anchor. She most recently reported on air for CNN Newsource in
Washington, D.C. and for the Fox affiliate WDAF in Kansas City, Mo.
Cloherty graduated from the University of Missouri in Broadcast Journalism and
earned her Masters in Interactive Journalism at American University in 2012. She has
also worked for NBC 4 in Washington, CBS London and in the House of Representatives
After living across the country for a decade, she is excited to be working in
Washington, not far from where she grew up in Bethesda, Md. Cloherty loves following
the Redskins, spending time with her family and keeping up with new technology.
She's also a big fan of her dog, Kelsey.
Contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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It has been almost two months since Alexandria music teacher Ruthanne
Lodato was shot at the front door of her home. While police continue to
investigate her murder, the community is honoring her legacy.
Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 07:21am EDT
With names such as Kuzya and Glasha, 10 mixed-breed dogs arrived with puppy-style passports to Dulles Airport Thursday in hopes of finding homes in the D.C. area.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 11:25am EDT
Fifty-five puppies are looking for new homes in the D.C. area after they were rescued from an Arkansas breeding mill.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 06:50pm EDT
The GPS tracker inside rechargeable Smart Soles transmits their location
both on demand, but also when the wearer goes outside a set radius, determined by
Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:03am EDT
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.
Thursday - 03/20/2014, 06:54am EDT
Eighteen chronically homeless people living in the woods and along
highways in Fairfax County now have a place to call home. They were placed in
apartments as part of a program to ease growing poverty in Virginia.
Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:01pm EDT
Suicide among veterans is a growing national problem, but many advocates say despite efforts to put bipartisan issues through Congress, little policy has been pushed forward to help vets at risk.
Friday - 03/14/2014, 07:24am EDT
A group of Chevy Chase neighbors are rallying to save a 150-year-old elm tree on Elm Street that could be the victim of a new home's construction.
Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:02am EDT
As soon as a snow emergency is declared in the city, the ticketing
begins. And during Monday's snow storm, more than 1,000 drivers received tickets.
Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:10pm EST
Making up for lost classroom time after a winter full of snow days
could mean a shorter spring break and Memorial Day weekend.
Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:09pm EST
Impassable, muddy Virginia roads are absorbing any gravel put down
and getting more snow this week that will make the travel conditions worse, residents say.
Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 01:07am EST
Maryland's House of Delegates will hear the second reading of the "revenge porn" bill, and sponsor Del. Luiz Simmons, D-Montgomery County, says it could set a model for the rest of the country.
Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:01am EST
It's starting to trickle in, but many Bethesda residents are going on their 7th day without mail delivery and local representatives are weighing in.
Saturday - 02/22/2014, 03:44pm EST
The family of a man who collapsed outside a D.C. fire
station while no one helped is responding to a report after an internal
investigation. The man later died.
Friday - 02/21/2014, 03:41pm EST
It's a common problem in demanding fields, but there's a way to handle it if you just want to go home.
Thursday - 02/20/2014, 05:01am EST
It was a once in a lifetime experience meant to foster a love if science. A group of Virginia kids spent part if their day talking to an astronaut.
Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:46pm EST
This is a big time of year for Sefika Kurt, the owner of A LIttle Shop of Flowers, in Adams Morgan. And the snowstorm that hit the area on Wednesday and Thursday is making Valentine's Day a lot of fun.
Friday - 02/14/2014, 07:50am EST
A power outage can be expensive depending on how much perishable food
you have to lose.
Thursday - 02/13/2014, 08:32am EST
It's a day for bragging rights in Washington as the Wizards hosted
local media stations for a shootout at the Verizon Center. WTOP's J.J. Green,
Andrew Mollenbeck, Dave Preston and Megan Cloherty represented us on the court.
Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 05:32pm EST
Alexandria police say a woman was shot and killed in her home and another was injured after an unknown man knocked on the door and fired a gun at them.
Friday - 02/07/2014, 11:27am EST