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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 was in one of the cars police say a Silver Spring man hit after carjacking an ambulance last weekend. Now, a pregnant mother is demanding justice for her friend killed in that accident on Greenbelt Road.
Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:25am EST
In its 23rd year, Wreaths Across America achieved a goal to raise enough funds to place a fresh balsam remembrance wreath at the final resting place of every veteran at Arlington National Cemetery.
Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 12:58pm EST
A friend of the man charged with the murders of three Alexandria residents is providing a look into Charles Severance's life before he became the focus of an investigation.
Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:26am EST
A judge Thursday granted a request from Charles Severance's defense attorneys to have the competency of the accused murderer evaluated.
Thursday - 12/11/2014, 02:37pm EST
New findings from the Pew Charitable Trusts say the $2.6 billion in government cutbacks had a trickle-down effect in the D.C. region, starting with job loss.
Thursday - 12/04/2014, 11:29am EST
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