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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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It was too much for families to take when the kids of wounded
warriors recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center found they
were assigned to new schools. So, they made a special request for a
change of assignment.
Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:09pm EST
Before hitting the Black Friday sales, shoppers should consider a few things -- like what to wear and where to park which could keep them safer.
Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:48am EST
Imagine being miles above traffic.
In the D.C. region, driving something more like the DeLorean in "Back to the
Future" would definitely improve rush hour. Now, a Massachusetts company is making
the dream of flying cars a reality.
Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:22am EST
The man who was photographed caring for the memorial grounds during the government shutdown is being rewarded for his good deeds.
Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:30pm EST
He was in a position few Americans ever find themselves in -- on a team tasked to design the new $100 bill. But Chevy Chase artist Barton
Rubenstein could not have imagined all the considerations that went into creating
Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 07:48am EST
There will be a faster way to get through airport security at Baltimore Washington International Airport for
those travelers determined to be a low security risk by the Transportation Security
Monday - 11/04/2013, 03:12pm EST
Most children want their own smartphones and if they get one, parents
better be prepared.
Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 04:30am EDT
Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution are seeing their
babies graduate - three dogs the inmates have raised to be service animals for
Thursday - 10/24/2013, 09:29pm EDT
Where North Lynn Street and Fort Myer Drive meet, so do pedestrians and cars.
Saturday - 10/19/2013, 12:47pm EDT
The zoo is back open, and that's good news for nearby businesses' bottom lines.
Saturday - 10/19/2013, 12:17pm EDT
Those that wake before dawn are in the company of CEOs, government leaders and other influential people.
Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 09:00am EDT
Most Americans will have a few sweets right along with the kids this
Halloween, but eating some treats could make for a spooky visit to the dentist.
Monday - 10/14/2013, 05:49pm EDT
Fulfilling its purpose of bringing "the Wall" to communities that
easily visit it, Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Fund organizers never expected to
set up the traveling memorial in D.C.
Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 07:41am EDT
The government shutdown is halting more than paychecks; it's stopping cancer research.
Saturday - 10/05/2013, 11:19am EDT
It may not be at the top of the list of important things affected by
the government shutdown, but for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, a very
special package could be delayed.
Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 05:24am EDT
Consumers are paying more fees to their banks than they were a few
years ago as free checking accounts are more difficult to secure and as banks raise rates.
Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:02pm EDT
Getting out the door faster in the morning is all about figuring out where someone spends the most time preparing for the day.
Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:13am EDT
Drivers may be tempted when they hear their phone ding or buzz, but they'll have to resist even picking up the phone while driving in Maryland, or risk being pulled over.
Saturday - 09/21/2013, 10:07am EDT
More than a dozen D.C. parking spots were converted to mini parks Friday as part of Parking Day, an international event intended to spark conversations about urban planning and the need
for more green space.
Friday - 09/20/2013, 04:14pm EDT