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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.
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Beginning next Thursday, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will lie in repose at the Wilson Building, launching a three-day celebration of the leader's life and legacy.
Thursday - 11/27/2014, 04:04am EST
It's a program that has netted arrests and returned merchandise valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, as another holiday shopping season begins, Fairfax County is deploying its undercover team into the malls.
Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:48am EST
A 17-year-old Annapolis girl is recovering today after police say a
stray bullet hit her in the face over the weekend.
Monday - 11/24/2014, 01:42pm EST
Cathedral and local mosque leaders plan the final details of National Cathedral's first Muslim prayer service.
Friday - 11/14/2014, 06:47am EST
A new Arizona State study is generating a lot of talk about why some women gain weight after starting an exercise regimen.
Thursday - 11/13/2014, 11:57am EST
The group aiming to protect the Potomac River says it has come a long way, but this is an important time that will decide the river's future health.
Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:35am EST
Companies are coming up with ways customers can contribute to charity without opening their wallets.
Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:53am EST
It's one of the most dangerous times of year on the roads. There are
more accidents between drivers and pedestrians and it's because visibility is
working against both groups of commuters.
Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:01am EST
About four hundred students in Prince George's county will not be allowed to attend school starting Wednesday because they did not get the state-required
Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:19pm EST
Investigators are still looking into leads months after Relisha Rudd disappeared last spring. The little girl would be 9 years old Wednesday.
Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:30am EDT
It's expected to last four to six weeks, WTOP has learned.
Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:30pm EDT
Companies such as Mattel hire Ellen Lutwak to name toys, technical products. She's named a Barbie doll fashion line and is in the process of naming the new wing of a hospital. So puns don't always work.
Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:38am EDT
She survived being raped and robbed at gunpoint in college, but the
DNA samples collected after her rape sat unprocessed for nine years. Now that woman
is bringing her cause to DC to eliminate the backlog of unprocessed rape kits.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 03:30pm EDT
Relief is coming to commuters in Northern Virginia after the announcement that millions of dollars in transportation projects are funded.
Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 05:04am EDT
It's nearly time for residents in the Washington area to cast a
vote, but time is running out to register.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 12:51pm EDT
The head of the Centers for Disease Control says its bottom line is
reducing the Ebola risk to Americans. But many are wondering if that's the case,
why travel to and from the West African nations at the heart of the outbreak
Monday - 10/13/2014, 03:07pm EDT
Teachers applying for a new benefit meant for all District employees had been told they were excluded. Now, the mayor's office says, the law has been changed.
Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:02am EDT
More than a year after the Navy Yard shootings, DC's Police Chief
is sharing lessons learned from the response and investigation.
Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:05pm EDT
Every team has a story -- that's how they got this far. But when I think about why the Royals should win, it comes down to heart.
Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 12:42pm EDT
Anything that you can do to make your home more energy-efficient will help ward off stink bugs from sneaking in.
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 08:46am EDT