Megan Cloherty

Megan Cloherty


Megan Cloherty is a multimedia reporter, turning daily audio and video stories for WTOP.

Since 2011, Cloherty has been covering breaking news, specializing in crimes and courts for WTOP.

Before transitioning to multimedia journalism, Cloherty spent eight years as a TV reporter, most recently at CNN Newsource in Washington, D.C., and for WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City, Missouri. Her first market was Medford, Oregon, where she took the opportunity to explore the west coast, learning about wineries and the agriculture of the region.

Cloherty collects the majority of her stories on her iPhone and edits them remotely on mobile for WTOP and CBS News.

A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Cloherty graduated from Walter Johnson High School and the University of Missouri where she studied Broadcast Journalism. She earned her master’s in Interactive Journalism at American University in 2012.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and checking out the area’s restaurant scene.

You can reach Megan at or on Twitter @ClohertyWTOP.

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