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Megan Brilley is a Midwest girl born and raised. Originally from central Illinois, Megan moved to KC to follow her dreams of being a reporter.

Megan joined the FOX 4 news team in March of 2014 as a general assignment reporter for the 9 and 10 PM newscasts. Prior to working at FOX 4, Megan worked as a producer and reporter at WICS in Springfield, IL then spent a few years in Champaign, IL as a general assignment reporter.

What Megan loves most about reporting is connecting with people. From the boys in blue, to the wonderful people of KC, Megan loves that she gets to meet people she normally wouldn’t. Each day brings a new adventure.

Megan loves covering crime and helping grieving families find some sort of peace. She feels one of her greatest gifts is the ability to relate and build trust with people in the community.

While not at work, Megan loves to work out, listen to music (hip hop and r&b fanatic!) and be a goofball with friends.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach Megan at megan.brilley@wdaftv4.com or find her on Twitter: @meganbrilley


Recent Articles
  • Left with many questions, Toni Anderson’s friends push for answers and plan memorial in her honor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was just months ago, missing metro woman Toni Anderson was found dead in her car submerged in the Missouri River. Exclusively on FOX 4, we spoke with Anderson’s friends about a new movement for answers and why now, more than ever, they believe Toni was murdered. “You can kind of feel her here. Which is comforting, just really sad.” Mary Gillespie visits the site where Anderson’s car was found to remember her friend. Back in […]

  • ’13 Reasons Why’ writer from metro says series is real, responsible and illuminates tough issues kids face

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You`ve heard of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix, the series documenting a suicidal teen. Show writer Nathan Jackson grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and now lives with his wife and kids in Overland Park. When he got the opportunity to work on the series, he booked his ticket to Los Angeles. “As a writer I just want people to be moved by what I do,” Jackson told FOX 4’s Megan Brilley during an exclusive interview. […]

  • Kansas City dad prepares to walk stage in honor of son lost in crash months before graduation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Graduation day is supposed to be one of the happiest moments for a parent, but one Kansas City father is preparing to walk across the stage in place of his dead son. Seventeen-year-old Ra’Shad Leggs died in a car accident in February. A car crashed into his along Ward Parkway. Ra’Shad was supposed to graduate Friday at Ruskin High School, so his father is taking those steps for him. “Losing Ra’Shad was probably the worst thing […]

  • Mother terrified after suspect fires shots at her home with four kids inside

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It was a scary beginning to one metro woman’s Mother’s Day weekend, as she and her kids had to take cover from bullets flying into their home. Police are searching for the suspect who opened fire into the home near 53rd and Garfield. Tykisha Fullman is spending her Mother’s Day finding new bullet holes in the home she lives in, after a terrifying evening. “It was just like pop-pop-pop-pop!” She said she was inside the home […]

  • If your child watches a hit Netflix show, psychiatrist gives reasons why you should watch with them

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro psychiatrist says the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is having a direct impact on our community and local hospitals are seeing an increase in suicidal teens. In the last year, Children’s Mercy Hospital has seen a big increase in the intake of suicidal teens. It’s a Netflix series that has captivated the country. “Hey it’s Hannah. Hannah Baker. Settle in. I’m about to tell you the story of my life.” Teenagers staying up late […]

  • Tree limbs fall when storm moves through metro and brings strong wind

    MISSION HILLS, Kan. — The fast-moving storm that came through the metro area Wednesday afternoon knocked down trees and knocked out power to a several thousand customers of KCP&L, Westar, BPU and Independence Power and Light. Many who watched FOX 4 meteorologist Mike Thompson’s Facebook Live weather report noted a heavy downpour and strong winds. That included people in Raytown, Independence, Olathe, Mission and Wyandotte County as well as others. The picture is from Mission Hills, where a tree limb toppled […]

  • Annual March for Kara takes on different feel after remains found near Belton

    BELTON, Mo. — Her daughter vanished a decade ago, and a metro mom believes she knows what happened to her. She is now just waiting for official proof. Kara Kopestsky disappeared from Belton High School on May 4, 2007. Her mother Rhonda Beckford said she believes a skull found in April in rural Cass County is Kara. The skull was found near the remains identified as Jessica Runions of Raymore. Runions disappeared September of last year. Kylr Yust is accused […]

  • Police investigate shooting in Swope Park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a shooting that took place in Swope Park Sunday night. Officers are investigating a large crime scene at Swope Parkway and East Meyer. About a dozen patrol vehicles were present at the park around 10 p.m. Sunday. Initial reports indicate that someone was shot in the chest, but police have yet to confirm. FOX 4 will update this story as information becomes available. Check back for updates.  

  • ‘Adrian’s Act’ would hold anyone who keeps quiet on child abuse accountable

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A young victim of extreme abuse, now we are seeing evidence of the trauma the little boy faced and why many believe one more person should be charged in his death. Adrian Jones died in 2015. A year and a half later, a Kansas lawmaker is working on new legislation to prevent another child like Adrian from falling through the cracks. It was in December of 2015, FOX 4 headed inside the home tucked away in […]

  • Northland girl who defied odds to survive shooting enjoys memorable night with dad at Garth Brooks concert

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of Garth Brooks fans piled into downtown Kansas City to see the first of his seven concert KC run, a night fans say they wouldn’t miss. FOX 4 spoke with one father-daughter duo who says this night marked a milestone. In a sea of thousands of people, a father and daughter stood with matching cowboy hats, eager for the night. “I’m like really really excited. I’ve never been to see him,” 15-year-old Reagan Class said. […]

  • Following report of man touching himself in Northland movie theater, another woman shares similar incident

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Another woman has come forward, claiming a man stared at her, pulled down his pants and touched himself inside a Kansas City movie theater. It’s the second cinema creep case FOX 4 has heard this week, following a story Wednesday night about a metro mom and her 10-month-old son. They were at a Northland theater when a man began touching himself. Now another woman claims the same man did the same thing to her, in the […]

  • Metro mom seeing matinee movie with son disgusted when she spots man fondling himself in theater

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An afternoon at the movies took a disgusting turn, as a mom watching “Boss Baby” with her son says a pervert was watching them. The metro mom was catching a matinee showing with her son at the AMC theater off BarryWoods Road, when she noticed a man staring at her 10-month-old, touching himself. “We were followed by a man, he was alone,” Kelly Coldren said. The clean-cut man sat down in the same row as Coldren […]