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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
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earned her Masters in Interactive Journalism at American University in 2012. She has
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Washington, not far from where she grew up in Bethesda, Md. Cloherty loves following
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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
When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. But for some items, shopping at the e-commerce site can cost you money.
Thursday - 07/31/2014, 06:57am EDT
They are the worst of the worst: the most calorie-packed, sodium-filled, fatty dishes you can order at chain restaurants.
Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 11:15pm EDT
Doctors say a Stafford, Virginia man will be able to keep his leg
contracting dangerous bacteria while swimming in the Potomac River.
Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 02:20pm EDT
It's the ice cream that allegedly doesn't melt. We heard Wal-Mart's brand of ice cream sandwich
suspiciously does not melt. So, we put it to the test.
Saturday - 07/26/2014, 01:52pm EDT
It's called the kissing bug disease and while it sounds cute, it can
Friday - 07/25/2014, 09:49pm EDT
It was meant to start a dialogue about the growing issues facing the
dilapidated McDowell County, West Virginia -- an area once at a population height of 100,000 is now steeped in poverty.
Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 11:56am EDT