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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
  • MoDOT crews rush to help victims of crash on 40-Highway

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Maintenance workers about to start a ditch project in Blue Springs ended up being first on the scene of a deadly crash. The Missouri Department of Transportation said its crews went above and beyond to help the drivers. Worker Lerita Morrow said, “Yesterday my thoughts when I was done here and went was my two younger children, and coming through the door and hugging them.” FOX 4 caught up with Morrow and her crew Tuesday. There […]

  • Town of Lathrop braces for massive crowds arriving to watch solar eclipse

    LATHROP, Mo. — The same weekend Lathrop, Missouri celebrates its 150th birthday, the small town of 2,500 will also welcome hundreds of thousands of people for next week’s total solar eclipse. Lathrop is about 30 miles north of Kansas City. Oak Street, the main strip, will be blocked off for people who want to walk around town during the eclipse. That location is free, and the city also has several viewing sites where you can buy passes to attend. Ava […]

  • Henry County deputy writes touching tribute song for fallen officer Gary Michael

    CLINTON, Mo. — A Henry County deputy is using his skills to honor Officer Gary Michael in a way that’s making waves online. Deputy Chase Curl met Officer Gary Michael last January at the Central Missouri Police Academy. Curl said, “He was telling me a lot about his time in the army and how he dreamed about being a Clinton officer, specifically.” Curl said when Michael was hired on in Clinton, he used a prank to break the news. “I […]

  • Clinton community prepares for memorial service for Ofc. Gary Michael

    CLINTON, Mo. — The small town of Clinton has spent the week preparing for the services of Officer Gary Michael, killed last weekend in the line of duty. Several businesses around the downtown square have contributed to plans throughout the week.  They say the town’s population of 9,000 is grieving the loss of one. Jennifer Cummings said, “We’ve never experienced anything like this in town before. It’s just a little tougher when it’s one of your own.” Michael rented what […]

  • Parents concerned about street safety near new Overland Park elementary school

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The day before school starts, some Johnson County parents say they’re just now hearing from Overland Park officials about a dangerous stretch of road. A metro mom said the road in front of Brookwood Elementary School is an accident waiting to happen. The school has moved to a temporary location on 103rd between Mission and Roe while the district reconstructs its permanent building. Jenny Pendleton has two children that will start classes at Brookwood Friday morning. […]

  • Small business dreams washed away as floods force local stores to move

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Businesses in a south Kansas City shopping center are being forced to leave instead of rebuild following historic flooding at Indian Creek. The landlord has decided not to let the stores stay put, which is forcing people to adjust, and in some cases, look for new work. No one saw more damage from July’s flooding of Indian Creek than the small business owners at 103rd & Wornall. Sean Bond said, “You just look at it and […]

  • Historic flood damage leaves business owners at 103rd & Wornall unable to reopen in same location

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two weeks after getting trapped by floods in his own restaurant, the owners of Coach’s Bar & Grill has said he’s been told he can’t reopen the popular restaurant in the same building it’s been in for 30 years. Rains and historic flooding from Indian Creek a couple of weeks back caused major damage to Coach’s and other shops in the strip center where it’s located off 103rd & Wornall Road. Owner Brian Darby said the […]

  • 12 people feeling ill after possibly coming in contact with suspicious package at IRS building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters were called to the scene of a hazardous material situation at the IRS building Friday. According to James Garrett with the Kansas City Fire Department, about 10 people were in the mail room when a suspicious package showed up. Since 10 a.m., FOX 4 has attempted to get more answers from the fire department, Homeland Security, Kansas City, Mo., police, the FBI, and the IRS, but no one has explained what happened. FOX […]

  • Consultants tell KC Council committee of the need for KCPD to make ‘urgent’ changes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A consultant group is recommending the Kansas City police department make “urgent” changes. A city council committee heard from consultants in a business session Thursday. Project managers said the biggest takeaway was the recommendation to go from “two-person patrol cars” to “one-person patrol cars,” as well as moving some sergeant positions into patrol spots. Matrix Consulting Group President Richard Brady said the best way to address increasing crime in Kansas City is to re-deploy the police […]

  • Driver explains why he punched woman’s mirror in Kansas City traffic incident caught on camera

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man has lost his job after a driver caught him on camera punching her passenger mirror Tuesday. FOX 4 first aired the story because the woman said she needed help identifying the man. He called FOX 4 Wednesday for the chance to tell his side of what happened. The first thing Greg Clark offered Wednesday morning was an apology. “I should not have punched her mirror. I shouldn’t have done that,” he said. FOX […]

  • Confronted by an aggressive driver, metro woman hits record as man kicks her door, smashes mirror

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man punched the mirror on a woman’s car after she said he veered into her lane on her way to school Tuesday morning. The woman said as the pair pulled up to a Kansas City intersection, the stranger banged on her window, kicked the door, then smashed his fist into the mirror. Jessica Welch takes the same route every morning to school — which includes a narrow stretch on Linwood. She said a man veered […]

  • Total solar eclipse preparations under way in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – 26 days until St. Joseph is flooded with national scientists, astronomers, media — all to experience and capture a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. City leaders have spent more than four years planning for August 21, 2017. Dr. Angela Speck is the Director of Astronomy at the University of Missouri. She joined the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau Wednesday for three free public session to teach people about an event she called “once-in-a-generation.” Dr. Speck said […]