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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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A project that is in the works to expand the Vietnam Memorial is stalling without the materials that it needs.
Saturday - 07/06/2013, 08:25am EDT
A new social project is hoping to use social media posts to predict suicide among America's veterans.
Friday - 07/05/2013, 04:15pm EDT
About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.
Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT
Marriott is tweaking its brand and hotel rooms based on how our daily lives are changing. The Innovations Lab, or underground as it's called inside Marriott, is where designers are trying out new ideas.
Saturday - 06/29/2013, 07:17am EDT
Trained bicyclists will ride D.C.'s four off-road biking trails, helping cyclists with emergency bike repairs and first aid while also collecting data on the maintenance needs of the trails.
Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 05:03am EDT
While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.
Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:58am EDT
The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is asking consumers to do their homework before signing any contracts for any home repair, tree work or home improvement.
Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:22am EDT
The Potomac River's drinking water is safe, but chemicals in the river are raising concerns among water quality experts.
Friday - 06/07/2013, 09:53am EDT
An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs is asking federal employees to donate their vacation leave so she can stay with her sick baby in the hospital.
Monday - 05/13/2013, 03:49am EDT
As the latest "Great Gatsby" movie premieres Friday, fans of author F.
Scott Fitzgerald are finding he's closer than they knew.
Friday - 05/10/2013, 12:57pm EDT
An Alexandria high school is getting a boost from an alum who happens to be a celebrity. Charles "Chip" Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on the ABC show "Nashville," returned to his hometown this weekend to play at a fundraiser for his alma mater T.C. Williams High School.
Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:46am EDT
George Boggess fought in World War II, marched along Martin Luther King Jr. and served his neighbors at the D.C. Superior Court. Now, the 101-year-old is imparting advice on how to live a long life.
Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:02am EDT
Baseball fans have been waiting for the restaurants and bars to open around Nationals Park far longer than they've waited for the season to come back around. Now a handful of watering holes, restaurants and sandwich shops have opened, while some are still under construction.
Monday - 04/08/2013, 08:23pm EDT
Three Vienna teens are charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property after Fairfax County Police say they smashed gallons of milk and juice in several grocery stores.
Friday - 03/29/2013, 02:24pm EDT
It works to find love, so it could work to find a
the idea behind a new job-searching service that
matches teachers with schools
using online matchmaking technology.
Friday - 03/22/2013, 11:41am EDT
Former NBA star and Olympian Adrian Dantley is
spending his time off the court, out of the gym
and in the middle of the street as a crossing
guard for Montgomery County Public Schools.
Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 03:12pm EDT
In an effort to reduce their environmental footprint, reflect the region they serve and support local businesses, a handful of hotel chains are starting to locally source their food.
Monday - 03/18/2013, 11:06am EDT
As residents of Japan remember the nearly
19,000 who died in a massive earthquake and
tsunami two years ago, an American journalist
who covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
is sharing her perspective to help those still
recovering in Japan.
Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 04:19pm EDT
A Rocklands Barbeque promotion called "Grills
Wild" is taking customers by surprise.
the pulled pork and rack of ribs, hungry diners
can order beaver sausage, alligator stew or
Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 06:10am EST
The initials of thousands of locals who have
enjoyed a late night at Montgomery County's
first watering hole are still carved into its
wooden booths. While the hitching post no
longer stands outside Hank Dietle's Tavern
along Rockville Pike, the memories aren't going
Friday - 03/01/2013, 01:42pm EST