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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
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church holds Ofc. Tom Wagstaff and family close, prays for his recovery

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Praying for a miracle; that’s what people are doing at Independence Officer Tom Wagstaff’s Raytown church. “When I saw it, I thought, I sure hope it’s not Tom. When I did… I was devastated,” Yael Abouhalkah said. Wednesday was heartbreaking for the people of St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Tom, his wife Stacy and their two boys have been members for more than 10 years. In the church’s sanctuary, they are family. “They’ve given so much to this church […]

  • Popeye’s worker gets surprise of a lifetime when total stranger raises thousands of dollars for her education

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro Popeye’s employees got the surprise of a lifetime. A customer she met while he ordered food in a drive thru Friday night, presented her with thousands of dollars. The customer’s random act of kindness got a boost from folks across the country. Inside the Popeye’s off Prospect, it looks like a busy lunch rush, but secretly every single person is in on a big surprise. Don Carter met Popeye’s employee Shajuana Mays two days […]

  • Random act of kindness raises funds for Popeye’s worker to go to school for nursing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo – A Kansas City random act of kindness is catching on, with people all over the country joining in. A chance encounter at a fast food restaurant, will now change the life of a young Kansas City woman. She doesn’t even know, but a stranger, has helped to raise more than $2,000 for her to go back to college. It all started with one positive thought, mixed with a little fried chicken. Don Carter was in a […]

  • Hickman Mills teacher wastes no time using newly learned CPR skills when student starts choking

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro teacher says she chose her career path to change her students’ lives, she never thought she would one day have to save one. A Hickman Mills grade school teacher had to do just that, as one of her first graders started choking. A devoted teacher, TaJaree Brooks loves nothing more than helping young minds around her grow. Especially stand out students, like first grader Forever Easley. “Very outgoing student, a leader in the classroom,” Brooks […]

  • Police sending to message to parents about dangerous side of Facebook Live

    WESTWOOD, Kan. — Metro police departments are sickened by the recent rape streamed live on Facebook and want us to start talking to our kids now. Facebook Live can be used to keep our friends and family in the know, but as of recently, it’s been used to show off crimes. A teen in Chicago was gang raped this week, while 40 people watched on Facebook live. Police in the metro are noticing a growing theme and are sending a […]

  • Simultaneously stunned and grateful, Kansas City community reacts to KCPD Chief Forte’s retirement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Questions mounting for Kansas City’s top cop, as word spreads of his seemingly sudden retirement. People FOX 4 talked to on Wednesday are disappointed that KCPD Chief Darryl Forte is leaving so soon, and wonder if there isn’t more to the story, behind closed doors. The sound of scissors and discussion about Chief Forte’s sudden retirement filled a Kansas City barbershop. “He wanted to make a difference, for him to retire so soon, it was a real […]

  • Belton community holds vigil after multiple teen suicides

    BELTON, Mo. — The town of Belton has been rocked by suicide. People in the community are calling it an epidemic, as two teens took their own lives just in the past week. Saturday night, they honored those high schoolers and hoped to save lives in the process. Hands grip candles tight. Some tiny, some big. Some old, some young, but all have dealt with the same loss and pain. “This is an epidemic. It’s become an epidemic of suicide,” […]

  • More details emerge in Friday crash that killed two young boys

    KANSAS CITY, Mo – A metro man walked out of his front yard, to find blood everywhere and two young boys dead. We’re learning more about the moments leading up to the devastating crash. Witnesses say a car came flying down the road, near 12th and Ewing. They estimated it was going upwards of 100 miles per hour, when it hit a pole and a fence, then landed in a yard. “Once we got to the scene we saw that […]

  • Interest rate concerns drive urgency in Kansas City housing market

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you in the market to buy or sell a house? It may be time to get busy. The Federal Reserve raid interest rates by a quarter point and that’s not the last time. Homes in Kansas City are selling fast, some within hours. The interest rate hike is creating a sense of urgency in buyers of all ages. When buying a home, many prefer to take their time and see their options, but many metro […]

  • Girl who fled Syria with family has become a star student at Kansas City school, strives to help others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She’s been alive less than a decade, yet she’s experienced more than most will in a lifetime. The 9-year-old girl fled Syria with her family, and now she’s channeling her pain into writing and becoming a star student at her Kansas City school. “I feel happy because we came here,” Hala said. In a sweet, timid voice, Hala sits and smiles as she writes in fluent English with great concentration, describing her time in America. “This […]

  • Man shot at Kansas City Days Inn parking lot gets struck in jaw and hand

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police arrived to a bloody scene at a metro motel after one man was shot on Wednesday night. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m., at the Days Inn near Linwood and Quincy. Police say one man was shot in the parking lot and ran into a room at the Days Inn for help. Investigators say he was shot in his jaw and hand, but he’s expected to survive. The suspect police are looking for is […]

  • Missing woman Toni Anderson’s car pulled from Missouri River, as well as an unidentified body

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Police pulled the car of a missing woman out of the Missouri River on Friday night, nearly two months after she disappeared. Police confirmed that the car belongs to 20-year-old Toni Anderson, but there are still many questions surrounding Friday evening’s discovery, where an unidentified female body was also found. TONI ANDERSON’S CAR JUST PULLED FROM RIVER: pic.twitter.com/zcfE0xUkzR — Megan Brilley (@meganbrilley) March 11, 2017 FOX 4’s crews at the scene saw the Ford Focus get towed, […]