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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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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
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Washington, not far from where she grew up in Bethesda, Md. Cloherty loves following
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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
As they spin and pivot in sync, the whole class
stops on beat and kicks in the air. This is not
your average exercise class. It's Doonya.
Thursday - 02/28/2013, 01:34pm EST
Thousands hoping to buy tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical
"The Book of Mormon" were disappointed when they were met with an
error on the Kennedy Center's website and a busy signal on the ticket
Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 03:22pm EST
If the driver is looking away from the road and
approaching an accident, the car will make a
series of beeping noises and flash bright red
lights inside the car.
Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:18am EST
Toxins can stir up allergies and lower immune
response, but many people may not realize the
daily dose of toxins they get at home.
Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:44pm EST
The Metropolitan Police Department is pushing back against allegations that it mishandled almost 200 sexual assault cases.
Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 05:56pm EST
On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Staff Sgt. James
Sides throws a mat on the white tile floor and
plops down. He's about 20 minutes late to yoga,
but his classmates don't seem to care. To his
right, Cpl. Nathan Jakubison reaches his hands
toward his left foot, making sure to avoid the
metal pins sticking out of his shin. To his
left, Sgt. Mike Nicholson, 23, has no legs to
stretch over, but rather focuses on extending
Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:14pm EST
Virginia wines are gaining acclaim and boasting
record sales for the state, but a regional wine
festival returning to Washington only features two
wineries from the commonwealth.
Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 03:04pm EST
Thousands of people without tickets to the inauguration missed the whole thing, stuck behind police barricades on Independence Avenue during the ceremony without the ability to see or hear it. And police have no answer as to why they were stuck there.
Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 02:57pm EST