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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
  • Chimpanzee dead after fight, fall at Kansas City Zoo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A violent exchange in a chimpanzee exhibit leaves an animal dead and the Kansas City Zoo staff mourning his loss. Zoo regular Harold Miller said he’s spent many mornings walked to the three-acre chimpanzee exhibit. He didn’t realize Wednesday morning he was about to watch Bahati, a chimpanzee, fall about 40 feet to his death. “I heard the chimps making a racket even before I got near to the enclosure,” Miller said. “It was obvious there […]

  • Young father killed in Independence crash two years after his brother also died in wreck

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A seven-year-old is left without a dad after a Father’s Day crash killed an Independence man Sunday night. Police say 27-year-old Nicholas A. Robinson died at about 11 p.m. Sunday after his Ford Focus crossed the center line at MO-78 and Powell, hitting a pickup truck head-on. Family says he was on the way home after fishing with his son that day. Robinson’s younger sister Bailee Crain said, “More than anything, that will probably help him for […]

  • Neighbors say triple murder was gang-related

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The homicide rate in Kansas City is the highest it’s been in five years. Three deaths overnight Tuesday have brought the count to 60. Kansas City police said there is nothing that indicates the most recent triple homicide is gang-related, but friends and family members told FOX 4 a different story. You can read a long list of condolences on the Facebook page of Cortez Hanley; a Kansas City rapper who went by the name Duck […]

  • Suspects charged after Gladstone teen robbed at gunpoint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Gladstone teenager said he was shocked at how quickly he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun after he thought he was just letting a group of strangers bum a cigarette. Authorities on Wednesday said they have charged Marcellus Anderson, 20; Khadeem Lamar Fisher, 21; Antonio Hernandez with 1st degree robbery. Nineteen-year-old Andrew Hansen said he stopped at Happy Rock Smoke Shop at 72nd and North Oak Trafficway after work Monday to buy […]

  • In a flash, Gladstone teen said he went from offering group of men a cigarette to being held at gunpoint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Gladstone teenager said he was shocked at how quickly he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun after he thought he was just letting a group of strangers bum a cigarette. Nineteen-year-old Andrew Hansen said he stopped at Happy Rock Smoke Shop at 72nd and North Oak Trafficway after work Monday to buy a pack of cigarettes. He said it was still light outside just after 8 p.m. when he was walking back […]

  • Tractors roll through the Northland for American Legion event taking on PTSD

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A group of Northland tractor owners hit the road Saturday in the first ever American Legion Tractor Cruise. It’s all to benefit veterans struggling with PTSD. A sunny Saturday in Platte Ridge Park. It’s the perfect place for quiet a pitstop. Quiet for a little while, but try having a conversation over the roar of 22 tractors. Almost two dozen tractor owners drove their restored pieces of history through a 40-mile stretch of the Northland. “Everybody smiles. […]

  • Two killed during argument at birthday party at Kansas City home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., police are investigating a deadly shooting that reportedly happened during an argument at a birthday party early Saturday morning at a home near 63rd and Walrond. Neighbors tell FOX 4 there were five people in the house celebrating a birthday. Balloons can be seen at the home. An argument broke out upstairs between two people, a man and a woman, according to neighbors. Witnesses then say the sister of one of them went […]

  • Kansas City’s first solar-powered food truck set to dish out Cajun cuisine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brand-new technology is helping a metro chef take his cuisine to a whole new level. Fox 4 visited with the owner and company behind the city’s first-ever solar-powered food truck. Louisiana-born metro chef Chris Jones recently opened a Cajun po-boy shop in the Northland off NE Vivion Road. He and his wife Traci took going green to a whole new level with their soon-to-open food truck. Jones said, “We are locked and loaded to get on […]

  • Police seek 3 men after couple was robbed at gunpoint in Westport, woman recovering from gunshot wound

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The friend of a couple robbed at gunpoint opens up about an overnight shooting. Police say a man with a gun shot a woman after he and two others robbed her and the man she was with in Westport at about 2 a.m. “We walk that street a hundred times at least a year. I mean, we walk it all the time,” Blake Lostal told FOX 4. Lostal runs the Blind Tiger. He and his friends […]

  • Questions loom after closures at Worlds of Fun leave visitors disappointed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A day after many metro families said they left Worlds of Fun unhappy, FOX 4 is trying to get answers and learning state law says about ride closures. FOX 4 was outside the park Tuesday trying to get answers about why rides either got stuck or weren’t working. The park wouldn’t answer a long list of questions, including whether the issues were mechanical or staffing-related. A statement read in part, “we experienced downtime.” FOX 4’s Megan […]

  • Operation Save KC aims to curb violence through faith and fun

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the heels of a week riddled with crime, people in Kansas City said their Operation Save KC event came at a perfect time. This weekend’s joint community effort took aim at tackling the city’s rise in violence. Independence Pastor Billy Tharp said, “We’re not from Kansas City, so we come and find local ministries in Kansas City that want to be involved in the vision.” Tharp coordinated with about a dozen metro ministries to put […]

  • Spike in Kansas City violence leaves leaders and residents working to combat the problem

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A spike in violence in Kansas City has people trying harder than ever to figure out why this is happening in the metro. Police say eight people have been shot in KC in the last two days; three of those have been double shootings. The city is trying to combat the problem with events like Mayor Sly James’ “Mayor’s Nights.” The program is aimed at giving children the opportunity to do fun things until 11pm, starting […]