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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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Drivers may be tempted when they hear their phone ding or buzz, but they'll have to resist even picking up the phone while driving in Maryland, or risk being pulled over.
Saturday - 09/21/2013, 10:07am EDT
More than a dozen D.C. parking spots were converted to mini parks Friday as part of Parking Day, an international event intended to spark conversations about urban planning and the need
for more green space.
Friday - 09/20/2013, 04:14pm EDT
Some drivers who commute through road construction daily have damage to their car
and have been unsure of where to go to file a complaint.
Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:53am EDT
A number of different events are expected on the National Mall to
commemorate the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, according to the
National Park Service.
Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 08:25am EDT
After a massive water main break in Chevy Chase last March, the Montgomery County Council is demanding answers from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission about what led to the break.
Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 12:38pm EDT
The Redskins home opener on Monday Night Football will put a crimp in many commuters' plans that evening as the 'Skins host the Eagles.
Monday - 09/09/2013, 10:33pm EDT
As the drums sound, dancers dressed in traditional costumes
perform for the more than 200 person crowd craning to see along the Potomac River
Saturday - 09/07/2013, 05:57pm EDT
This isn't a college party. It's not a tailgate. No, this is pure unbridled "legitimate" competition. Saturday, the best flippers in the area took
to the tables to determine the champion of the World Series of Flip Cup.
Saturday - 09/07/2013, 06:58am EDT
A study of 11,000 kids monitored at ages 3, 5 and 7 found that those
had irregular bedtimes scored lower on cognitive tests.
Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:46am EDT
The District plans to install more than 30 stop sign cameras to catch drivers rolling through stops in and around school zones.
Friday - 08/30/2013, 06:01am EDT
A new survey from Allstate ranks D.C. drivers as the worst in the nation besting even New York City.
Thursday - 08/29/2013, 05:34am EDT
Homeowners are reminded twice a year to check their smoke alarms at daylight savings time, but Maryland is throwing residents an early curve ball this year by changing its smoke alarm law.
Thursday - 08/22/2013, 05:45am EDT
In the murder trial of Julio Miguel Blanco Garcia, a medical examiner testified Vanessa Pham was stabbed 13 times.
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:34am EDT
There's a little more gold in Bethesda after local phenom Katie Ledecky returned home earlier this month from the World Swimming Championships in Spain. She visited the WTOP newsroom earlier this week with her medals.
Saturday - 08/17/2013, 06:47am EDT
Magestad says she couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars bulking up her
classroom library. So, she asked strangers to do it.
Friday - 08/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT
Prince George's County police have released surveillance photos of two men they say are linked to two separate attempted ATM thefts.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:27am EDT
Thousands of veterans are finding transcendental meditation, or TM, as the answer to relieving their PTSD symptoms without losing independence.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 07:42am EDT
On the heels of a major break that forced many living in southern Prince George's
County to curtail their water usage at the height of the summer, help may be on the horizon.
Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:12pm EDT
Popular area attractions are
opening up their gates to overnight visitors willing to pay for memorable
Monday - 08/12/2013, 04:24am EDT
Meridian Hill Park in D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood was the end point of a weekend march organized by Slut Walk D.C. to fight the perception that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible.
Saturday - 08/10/2013, 03:45pm EDT