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Megan Dillard joined the Fox 4 News Team in March 2014 as a general assignment reporter for the 5 & 6 p.m. newscasts.

She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Global Business. She interned at KPRC Local 2 in Houston, her hometown, and was offered her first reporting job while she was still a senior in college. She accepted and moved to Beaumont, Texas where she finished her last semester of school remotely.

After earning several story awards in the two years or so she spent in the field, she joined the KFDM Morning Show team as an anchor. She enjoys time on the desk and out on the streets, hunting down the next story, meeting people. She travelled to California for a piece on serial killer crime memorabilia, known as “murderabilia.” She also earned a Lone Star Emmy nomination for a piece about white supremacy prison gangs and the role those groups play both behind bars and in the free world. Her awards include Best Reporter for the 2013 Texas Associated Press of Broadcasters Division 4.

This Texan loves baseball, music, cooking, fitness, laughing, wit, movies, anything involving the military and family member reunions, Jack Bauer, Fleetwood Mac, and her dog Leah. She’s not a big fan of traffic, when people scrape their teeth against their fork when they chew, or being late.

Megan wants to cover anything that can help our viewers address, resolve, or bring awareness to a situation. Please email her at Megan.Dillard@wdaftv4.com.
Check out her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/megandillardnews) and follow her on Twitter (mdillardnews).


Recent Articles
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    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – He grew up in Brazil, lives in Los Angeles, and is spending his weekend right here in Kansas City. Internationally known UFC fighter Royce Gracie is teaching metro law enforcement skills that translate into the field. Gracie said oftentimes first responders can find themselves in a situation they’re not expecting. “They’re working in a high-stress environment all the time,” he said. Firefighter Alex Cochran agreed, “With wrecks and fires and stuff it takes all the first […]

  • Prosecutor supports Pembroke students working to raise money for teenage murder victim

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County’s top prosecutor took her job to the County Club Plaza Thursday to help raise money for the family of a murder victim. Jean Peters Baker said her office wants to help victims’ family members as much as possible, but this case stood out a little bit. “This is a case though that really did grab the hearts and minds of Kansas Citians,” Baker said. She said the idea for the fundraiser started when a […]

  • Construction zone crackdown leads police to write more than 100 speeding tickets in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Hundreds of people now owe the city of Overland Park money after a construction zone speeding crackdown Monday. Nearly two dozen officers worked to write 130 tickets and arrest 3 people during a three-hour time frame in the construction work zone off I-435 between I-35 and Nall Avenue. That part of the interstate has been under construction for several weeks but the marked area hasn’t been enough to slow drivers down. Officer John Lacy said, “Our […]

  • Developer scraps plans for Indian Springs Mall site amid public backlash

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  • March for Science draws hundreds in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As thousands gathered Saturday in Washington D.C. to march for science, some of the metro’s science-minded individuals did the same right here at Kansas City’s Washington Square Park off Grand Boulevard. The thousands that filled the grassy area earlier couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather to celebrate Earth Day and to stand for something they say affects us all. Not only does metro mom Karen Florio rely on science in her profession as a doctor. It […]

  • Pair wreaks havoc, shoots man at point-blank range before Higginsville police chief arrests them

    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — A man was shot and left for dead with lottery tickets strewn in his lap on early Friday morning. Now, two men are in jail after a crime spree in Higginsville. The police chief says the suspects stole two vehicles, shot a man, and led officers on a chase through Lafayette County, recounting the crime spree exclusively with FOX 4’s Megan Dillard. Just after midnight, police said the victim was sitting in his truck and scratching lotto […]

  • Suspects flee overturned car after Independence police chase

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The driver of a packed vehicle ran from police, crashed into a parked car, and landed upside down in a stranger’s front yard just after lunchtime Wednesday. A phone call from her son made Valarie Lewis quickly turn around from her drive into work. She said her son rang with the news, “I don’t know if you’re going to be able to get through because there was a big wreck and one of the cars is sitting […]

  • Homeowners shocked to see police pursuit end in rollover crash in front yard

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A police chase ended in a rollover crash Wednesday in Independence. At approximately 11:47 a.m. officers observed a stolen auto in the area of St. John and Belmont.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it refused. The vehicle struck a parked car in the area of 39th and Hardy and wrecked in a yard. Police say the driver fled but was quickly taken into custody.  Three other occupants inside the vehicle were also taken into custody. One of […]

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    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — While a family mourns privately, experts were called in on Wednesday to determine what caused an explosion that killed a 55-year-old Blue Springs man on Tuesday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, flew in 15 agents, along with chemists and engineers to learn more about the blast that killed Lawrence Bass and hurt four of his co-workers at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence. In a statement, Bass’ daughter and son expressed their sadness: We are devastated, […]