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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
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Recent Articles
  • CLAIM helps metro seniors navigate Medicare open enrollment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federally-funded state program is aiming to help seniors get the most out of their money during the 2017 Medicare open enrollment, which began Sunday and ends December 7, 2017. Shirley Bowman said the flood of insurance ads in the mail targeting seniors have her double-checking her Medicare coverage. “When you see all the ads on TV and you think, you know, I don’t understand that and if it’s right off the top of your head […]

  • KCPS implementing new discipline system aimed at reforming student reaction to conflict

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Public Schools is speaking out after FOX 4 first aired video Thursday of a middle school fight. The district openly addressed the fight and explained even before this incident, KCPS has started to implement a new type of discipline. “Anger is a normal emotion, we all get angry, but what we do with that anger is what we want to try teach our scholars,” Assistant Superintendent Anthony Lewis, Ph.D. said. Lewis said the district uses […]

  • Mom says metro middle school fight happened in front of teacher who failed to intervene

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A middle school fight between two girls was caught on camera and a parent said says she can’t get any answers from administrators. The mother said a teacher is seen standing there and letting the fight escalate. Precy Smith cries every time she watches the video on her phone. Wiping tears, she said, “It’s sickening. No kid should have to go through that. It breaks my heart. It really does. I tear up.” She said the […]

  • Report: Man asked rape victim for time to drink beers before calling cops

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence man is facing multiple charges including rape and kidnapping. Prosecutors charged 45-year-old Russell L. Burd with 1st degree rape, 1st degree sexual abuse, 2nd degree burglary, and 3rd degree kidnapping. Court documents state that on Saturday, Oct. 7, police responded to a reported rape at an apartment on Harvard Avenue. The victim told police she had been forcibly raped inside the residence, while her three-year-old child was home. Police saw multiple red marks on the […]

  • Gladstone Fire Department bring free pizza for homes with working smoke detectors

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — It’s a dinner emergency in Gladstone tonight. But some families will be getting a little more than they ordered. FOX 4’s Megan Gillard  was in Gladstone where firefighters are picking up delivery duties tonight. But as they bring the pies, they’re also checking smoke alarms, and for those homes with working smoke detectors, their order is free. Gladstone Fire Department teamed up with the new Domino’s at 7302 N. Oak Trafficway for the event.

  • Student sues Shawnee Mission school district for reported sexual assault at study hall

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Johnson County middle school student and her father are suing the Shawnee Mission school district. According to court documents, the female student attended Westridge Middle School and said that a male student sexually assaulted her during study hall in May. Overland Park police said no criminal charges have been filed in this case. FOX 4 obtained information in a federal civil lawsuit. Court documents state that earlier this year in a study hall classroom, a male […]

  • Driver’s car struck by debris thrown from overpass on I-70

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A routine drive to work for a metro man became a close call Sunday morning. He says people on an overpass threw rocks and concrete at his car, causing him to narrowly miss hitting a semi. FOX 4’s Megan Dillard spoke to that driver, Richard Sule, about the close call on Interstate-70 and S. Phelps Road. Independence police say they haven’t had any calls like this in the last couple months. Sule said someone threw stuff at […]

  • Boy with special needs lured, sexually assaulted inside Lee’s Summit West H.S. bathroom: Police report

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police in Lee’s Summit are investigating reports that a teen with special needs was sexually assaulted several times by another Lee’s Summit West High School student. According to the police report, the assaults happened beginning Aug. 16 until Sept. 22. The police report indicates the student accused of sexually assault is a 17-year-old boy. The assaults allegedly occurred in the school’s bathroom. The victim’s parents said they began noticing in August that their child was expressing […]

  • Kansas City invites public to discuss growth plans for Country Club-Waldo area

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The city says public participation is “essential” in developing and planning different parts of the Kansas City, which is why the Planning & Development group hosted its second of two open meetings Thursday afternoon. Neighbors and people who work in the Country Club/Waldo area joined city leaders at the Brookside campus of Research Medical Center off of Rockhill Road to discuss a 3,300-acre stretch of the city; from E 55th to Paseo and Troost and from […]

  • Woman found lying along road in Lee’s Summit; police searching for hit-and-run driver

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police want the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash. A state trooper and another driver found a woman lying on the side of NE Lakewood Way this morning, near Moss Point Drive. Police say the victim, a woman in her 50’s, walks the same route every morning as part of a fitness routine that’s helped her lose 60 pounds over the last several months. Officers say the victim […]

  • Family of man killed in I-70 shooting left with heartbreak and a lot of questions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors just charged a second man in a deadly shooting on Interstate 70 Friday night. The family of the man killed spoke to FOX 4. FOX 4’s Megan Dillard sat down with that victim’s family to learn more about the 18-year-old Hy-Vee employee who loved video games and drinking soda pop. Friday night, police say the driver of a silver car pulled in behind a gas station after someone started shooting at them. The passenger in […]

  • Three men arrested, suspected in killing of 10-year-old KCK girl in 2014 drive-by shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Three men are arrested in connection to the killing of a 10-year-old KCK girl. Machole Stewart was shot and killed during a drive-by on October 26, 2014. On Wednesday afternoon authorities confirmed the arrests to FOX 4, and police are looking for a fourth man. FOX 4 will not name the suspects until they are formally charged. “The family has been wanting closure in this case for a while, and we had gathered a lot of […]