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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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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
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