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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
  • Thief steals treadmill meant for dad battling cancer from Raytown man’s porch — and it’s all caught on camera

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — A metro man says a thief dragged a heavy package off his porch, but she had no clue just how meaningful those 66 pounds were to its recipient. “It just looks like furniture or something,” Matt Elwonger said. But that beaten-up brown box had something important inside: a new treadmill to keep Elwonger’s dad active as he battles cancer. The thief, caught on home security camera, stole the package off his porch. The woman ran up in a […]

  • Metro woman praying that one of three victims found in aftermath of KCK house fire isn’t her sister

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police in KCK are calling it a suspicious death investigation, and one metro woman is hoping her sister isn’t one of the victims. An early morning house fire in the 800 block of Troup Avenue brought first responders into the neighborhood just north of downtown KCK. Police said three bodies were taken from that home on Tuesday evening, just before an impromptu vigil formed on Troup Avenue. KCK Police spokesman Tom Tomasic said detectives aren’t ruling […]

  • Police can’t find shooting victims or suspects after one person injured by broken glass at Antioch Crossing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was injured by broken glass as a result of a shooting in the parking lot of a Qdoba on Monday evening. Kansas City Police responded to the parking lot of the Antioch Crossing shopping center, outside a Walmart and a Qdoba Mexican Restaurant, at 53rd and N. Antioch, near Gladstone. Police said one person inside a restaurant suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of flying glass. A Ford SUV was seen up against […]

  • Police identify woman who died in apartment building fire on Farley Street in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A woman died Monday afternoon in an apartment building fire in Overland Park, officials say. The Overland Park Fire Department said the fire, which has now been extinguished, occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Monday at Overland Towers Apartments in the 8500 block of Farley Street. Jason Rhodes with Overland Park Fire said when fire crews arrived, they found an active fire on the second floor of the building. Firefighters found 54-year-old Bettina G. Yonally dead in […]

  • KC Chiefs fans react after Marcus Peters gets suspended from Sunday’s game for throwing penalty flag

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – He’s one of the most well-known Chiefs players, but not always for his skills on the field. The team announced Wednesday it’s suspending cornerback Marcus Peters from Sunday’s game after he threw a penalty flag into the stands and left the field before the end of last weeks’ game against the New York Jets. It’s the first time Andy Reid has suspended a player for an entire game in his five years as the Chief’s head […]

  • Local family struggling with military insurance provider to get special van equipped for two kids with rare disease

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo. – You’d think the hardest part would be the diagnosis: being told two of your six kids may eventually lose their lives to a rare disease. But a local wife and mother tells Fox 4 her biggest battle so far has been with her husband’s military insurance. This time last year, 13-year-old Marissa Graczyk was walking into an emergency room. She went home a week later in a wheelchair, and one day her family said she’ll lose […]

  • Independence mother shocked after prosecutors decide not to press charges in daughter’s fatal shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Independence mother said she can’t mourn her daughter’s death because she can’t get answers from investigators. On Monday she found out that no one will face charges for the shooting. After a board of veteran prosecutors held a review hearing Friday, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday it is not pressing any charges in the daytime fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jessika Peppers in August. Peppers was shot and killed in the middle of the […]

  • With bars busy on Thanksgiving Eve, police urge for sober rides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police say people are out on the roads for the holiday, but you might be surprised at where many folks are on Thanksgiving Eve. Mike McGuire comes home every year for Thanksgiving. He said Wednesday night at the Quaff Bar and Grill on Broadway is part of tradition. “I like to stop by my favorite place. Coldest beer in town!” McGuire said. The staff said they order extra liquor for one of the busiest nights of […]

  • Struggling to find clothes that fit, metro woman with 2 prosthetic legs gets surprise from ‘Car Santa’ and clothing company

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Monday, Fox 4 introduced you to a young woman who lost both legs in a horrific train wreck. In that short minute and a half, so many of you were moved and shared warm thoughts on our Fox 4 Facebook page. On Tuesday, 24-year-old Mandy Horvath told us about some of her struggles, including some as simple as the clothes she wears. Then one metro man stepped in with quite the surprise. See Horvath’s reaction […]

  • Smithville native who lost both legs after being left to die at train tracks handles heartache with humor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They say laughter is the best medicine, but for a young woman who said she was drugged and left to die, comedy is how she copes. Mandy Horvath had just turned 21. She was on a camping trip with friends in Nebraska back in 2014. They’d gone to shoot pool at a bar. “I had two beers and two shots, and after I picked up and drank my second beer, I stepped outside,” she said. “I […]

  • Lady Gaga fan battling breast cancer gets surprise of a lifetime with a special meet-and-greet

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — FOX 4 viewers helped a metro woman surprise her mom for her 68th birthday, by bringing her face-to-face with the star whose music helps her during her battle with cancer. Joan (pronounced JoAnne) Reichenberger was out on the town Wednesday night with her best friend and her two daughters. The girls’ night was in celebration of the grandmother’s 68th birthday. They were carefree for the evening, but it didn’t erase Joan’s years-long battle with Stage 4 […]

  • Get Grandma to Gaga! Family hopes to get woman battling breast cancer to meet pop star

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joan Reichenberger turns 68 tomorrow; her family prays her birthday wish will come true: to meet Lady Gaga. To celebrate the day, her girls bought her tickets to see her idol Lady Gaga perform at Sprint Center this Wednesday. Joan, pronounced Joanne, is battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She drove in 3 hours for tomorrow’s concert, and one of her daughters flew in from Colorado. When her grandkids were little, Joan even tried to get them […]