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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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In an effort to raise awareness about a heavy issue, a pot bellied pig
made a stop at an area law school this week.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 06:03am EDT
Sometimes it's hard to define what makes someone attractive. But for those being courted by mosquitoes, it could be due to their genetics.
Saturday - 09/13/2014, 07:10pm EDT
Three days after his two grandchildren went missing, Randy Hoggle is pleading to his mentally ill daughter to come home and help them find the kids.
Friday - 09/12/2014, 11:08am EDT
Metro is rolling out its plan to change the way we pay to use the
system. Starting next month, some riders will be able to travel Metro's rails and
busses without a SmartTrip card.
Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:39am EDT
An invasive species called the Asian camel cricket is showing up in basements in across the area. While many homeowners have tried to get rid of them, there's one sure way.
Friday - 09/05/2014, 02:20pm EDT
There are some money
management apps to track spending and help users invest in creative ways.
Sunday - 08/31/2014, 03:28pm EDT
It's called the dead zone and while it happens every year in the Chesapeake Bay, this month it's particularly bad; affecting the fish and shellfish that make their way to dinner.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 07:52am EDT
Police in Prince George's county made a grisly discovery when they found two bags containing a man's body parts Sunday. They now have more information about who was killed.
Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 03:40pm EDT
It's nearly impossible to sign onto Facebook without seeing dozens of
friends and family members taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness
Friday - 08/22/2014, 11:27am EDT
The story of a 44 year old Virginia mother's
deadly reaction to a white-faced hornet sting has many concerned. Melodye Creason
didn't know she was allergic to the sting of a white-faced hornet which experts
say are especially aggressive this time of year.
Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:06pm EDT
A number of federal programs distribute excess military gear to local police and sheriff's departments who apply for it. In Maryland, state police coordinate the distribution and have a list of what's on hand.
Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:36am EDT
On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
Creason decided to trim back the
azaleas in front of her family's Annandale home before running an errand.
It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.
Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 01:16pm EDT
Call it creative fundraising but some fans of the band Soul Coughing
are digging the artist's idea to incorporate them into his new album.
Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 06:49am EDT
After seeing Humvees, tanks and police armed with military-grade
equipment in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri, the Attorney General is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the programs which provide the items to local police departments, including D.C. police.
Monday - 08/18/2014, 07:16pm EDT
Alexandria police say they've received more than 20 calls from residents
reporting a phone scam in the area.
Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:27am EDT
She's not yet out of elementary school, but this Leesburg girl will compete for Team USA next week.
Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 05:17am EDT
The Arlington County Fair begins Wednesday at Thomas Jefferson Park, which residents are fighting to protect from redevelopment. County officials want to use the land to build a new school.
Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 04:52am EDT
Concern over the increasing use of Molly is growing after two concertgoers died at a festival this past weekend.
Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:31am EDT
As August begins, it may seem that this summer has been on the cool side. Many question whether the Washington area should expect these
mild temperatures to last.
Friday - 08/01/2014, 09:03am EDT
They may not be welcome summer guests but they are certainly
expected. And this season, we've seen a lot fewer mosquitoes -- which the experts
say it's all about the weather.
Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:05pm EDT