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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 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
With more options out there such as Roku and Chromecast that deliver current TV shows
on an actual TV (rather than a computer) via paid services such as Netflix for
example, many think paying for cable isn't worth it.
Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:52am EDT
As heroin use continues to claim lives in Maryland, police officers are being trained to respond with a prescription previously only carried by paramedics.
Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:59am EDT
Metro's Silver Line is on target to open July 26 and while some riders will see the benefits of an extra line, others will see fewer trains.
Monday - 07/14/2014, 03:59pm EDT
The newest graduates going on duty with the Maryland State Police will help sniff out bombs before they are set in place.
Saturday - 07/12/2014, 02:38am EDT
Fixing 176 area bridges that are in structural disrepair
could take longer than expected, according to a new report.
Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:45am EDT
Police spent hours Tuesday searching for a Silver Spring teen who was reported missing from a group home in Western Maryland and is now believed to have committed several crimes while on the run.
Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 06:17pm EDT
More travelers are deciding to bring their pets along with them on summer vacation. And although the idea of flying with a pet can be daunting, these experts offer tips.
Thursday - 07/03/2014, 08:34am EDT
There could be invisible construction on the National Mall in a few
years. An underground parking lot would solve a lot of problems, proponents say,
including giving tourists a place to park, use the restroom and get tour buses off
Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:44pm EDT
As the sun beats down on the gated baseball diamonds inside the
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, half the campers are outside honing
their hitting skills, while the other half are inside defining the acronym
Monday - 06/30/2014, 05:16pm EDT
Whether a funeral procession has the right of way depends on its escort in Virginia, but there is a lot of gray area if drivers try to look up the law themselves.
Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:09pm EDT
Reports of tick bites and Lyme disease
are on the rise in the D.C. area. And one scientist wants to track the severity of the threat for his Montgomery County neighbors.
Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
There's a lot of excitement around the elephant yard -- as three new elephants explore their new digs. The three females, Kamala, Swarna and Maharani left quarantine and were let out into the yard June 23, 2014.
Monday - 06/23/2014, 05:19pm EDT
A Purcellville woman was flabbergasted when after receiving a two dollar
bill as change on the Dulles Toll Road, the toll attendant on her way back
accept the same bill.
Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:17pm EDT
A man pulled over by an Alexandria police officer for
running a red light while he was driving in a funeral procession broke the law, police say.
Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:17pm EDT
The man Alexandria police detectives say they're investigating in connection with three unsolved homicides in the city will go before a grand jury in Loudoun County.
Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:50am EDT
It's a case investigators in Hagerstown, Md., are calling a mystery. A mother and her two young daughters were found dead inside their unlocked car Monday afternoon, and police don't know what happened.
Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 03:38pm EDT
A new study finds what "Planet of the Apes" fantasized long ago could
true -- chimps are smarter than we are.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:29am EDT
It is a tough pill for new parents to swallow - learning just how much childcare costs.
Friday - 06/06/2014, 08:24am EDT
A group known for proclaiming anti-gay messages at military funerals
and inclusive events will be picketing outside a D.C. high school Monday.
Thursday - 06/05/2014, 08:22am EDT