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Megan Dillard is a Houston-born and raised, Emmy-nominated journalist whose highest life calling is being a mommy. She spent almost 4 years reporting for FOX4 and became our newest weekend evening anchor this past fall. She began her career in Beaumont, Texas, where she reported/anchored and remotely finished her BA at the University of Houston. She’s put together many award-winning stories, but the most meaningful are where someone’s life is changed for the better.
She’s passionate about her daughter, cooking and eating, reading, traveling, and family time. She roots for the Astros, the Texans and the Royals. She enjoys the gym, a good grill out with loved ones, and watching movies.
Some of her goals include going to Las Vegas to see Britney Spears live (don’t judge!), learning Spanish, and learning to play the piano. A dream getaway would be Greece, and she’ll never turn down a good bowl of spaghetti, as long as the noodles are al dente, not mushy!
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Recent Articles
  • Metro professor facing deportation welcomed home with pizza, friends after being released from jail

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Syed Jamal woke up Tuesday morning behind bars. Wednesday night, he was eating pizza with his family. Jamal spent almost two months in jail after ICE agents arrested him for overstaying his visa. The case received national attention. For now, he’s at home in Lawrence, getting a taste of the something familiar, something simple. “It`s so great to be around friends and family,” he said. Jamal said Wednesday night’s meal was fine dining compared to what he […]

  • Family of 25-year-old found dead in KC apartment plead for someone to speak up

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s been six weeks since a Lee’s Summit couple found their son dead in his apartment. They’ve since buried him, talked with counselors and are learning to live with their grief. But they say the whole process is slowed by having no clue who killed him. Jacob Skowronski, 25, was a Lee’s Summit West graduate, an avid reader and the beloved youngest member of the family of four. “He was such a nice and kind and […]

  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens wants criminal trial moved up to April 3

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled. Attorneys for the Republican governor at a St. Louis Circuit Court hearing Monday also said they anticipate asking for a bench trial. Greitens was indicted in February on felony fourth-degree invasion of privacy for allegedly taking an unauthorized partially-nude photo of a woman with whom he was having an […]

  • Louisburg breeder among many outraged after dog dies in overhead bin on United flight

    LOUISBURG, Kan. – United Airlines has called it a “tragic accident,” but people are outraged, including a metro woman who has spent her career raising French bulldogs. A French bulldog died Monday in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York after the dog’s owners said a flight attendant required the family to put the pet in an overhead bin. “I’m not sure that any dog would have survived that because there’s no airflow up there at […]

  • Hundreds of local students walkout of class in push for change & to honor Florida shooting victims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been nearly a month since a gunman killed 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school. Since then, students across the country have been vocal about ending violence in schools. That includes walkouts planned at schools across the country Wednesday, and Kansas City area schools are no exception. FOX4 had crews at eight local high schools Wednesday to cover the walkouts. You can replay the coverage in the video player above. Safety, awareness, […]

  • As friends, family gather for vigil, KC police say victim in 39th & Main homicide was not target of shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have determined that a 24-year-old man killed in a shooting outside a KC night club was not the intended target. Ta’Ron Carson was known to many people by his nickname, Rio. On Tuesday evening, those who loved him gathered for a prayer vigil to remember a young man who touched so many lives in the metro. A few hundred people gathered inside of the Center for Spiritual Living to hear reflections from family and friends. One […]

  • One year after tornado destroyed dozens of homes, Smithville police chief says city is nearly back to normal

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — One year ago this week, Smithville residents were just starting to come out of their homes to check for damage after a tornado slammed their city. On the evening of March 6, 2017, Smithville Police Chief Jason Lockridge had just posted to social media to warn residents that a tornado was coming. “I got down to the basement right before it came through our neighborhood, literally shaking the house and breaking some windows in the house,” he […]

  • Missouri auditor weighs in on Clay County’s alleged misuse of taxpayers’ money

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A county in conflict: That`s how one elected official describes Clay County. This Northland county is facing growing public outrage after slashed budgets, salary increases for elected officials and possible misuse of taxpayer money. Stop wasteful spending. It`s a message, a mantra, that Clay County citizens have made their battle cry. They’re frustrated by what they see as a misuse of taxpayer money, overspending, lack of internal controls and budget cuts to much-needed county departments. “I […]

  • General Motors invests $265 million into KCK plant to build new luxury Cadillac SUV

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors announced Monday that it will invest $265 million into its KCK facility. The investment will retain about 500 jobs at the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant to support production of a new Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV. “The Fairfax team earned this investment because of their commitment to built-in quality and their focus on the customer,” Gerald Johnson with GM said in a statement. “We are excited to help bring the first-ever Cadillac XT4 to […]

  • Team Grit: 2 Kansas high schools put rivalry aside to fight for 4-month-old baby with rare cancer

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two high schools set their rivalry aside Tuesday night for a four-month-old boy battling a rare cancer. Nolan and Laura Henderson both teach at Lawrence Free State High School. Their four-month-old son Grit has an extremely rare for of cancer, news the couple received just before Christmas. “We started the more aggressive chemo treatment on Sunday,” Nolan Henderson said. “It’s been his third day in a row. He’s still smiling.” The baby boy is in Memphis for treatment […]

  • ‘Stayin’ Alive’: Experts teach CPR to tune of Bee Gees song at halftime of Lee’s Summit North basketball game

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — By the time you’re finished reading this story, another American will have died from heart disease; once every 38 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. Statistics say it’s the leading cause of death in the United States, but experts say you can help stop it. It’s the reason a group in Lee’s Summit used a unique platform for CPR training Tuesday night at Lee’s Summit North High School. The halftime performance at the men’s varsity […]

  • KC single mom out thousands after renting salon where she later discovered mold

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A single mom is out $2,000 and will have to pay more if she hopes to get her money back. Makeup artist and stylist Mary Zemenye drove down 31st Street in October and saw the perfect little white building. “I’m just a young entrepreneur,” she said. “I was trying to rent this building to start my own business.” The new space promised more room than her current salon. She put down a deposit and a couple […]