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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
  • Clay County residents on target to get signatures needed for county audit

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A group of concerned citizens in Clay County are closer to reaching their goal. They started collecting signatures last summer to force Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway to audit Clay County. Sherry Duffett and Jason Withington are just two of many who’ve spent the last year collecting signatures for a petition. “We’re all doing this out of our own time, our own pockets, and I think that’s made it more personal for us, too,” Duffett said. The […]

  • Metro mom of four set to give birth to fifth baby — for another couple

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The joy of parenting is one many people want to experience. For some moms and dads, once or twice is enough. Other families who struggle with infertility would give anything for the opportunity to bring their baby home. And one local mom is choosing to give birth for the fifth time — but she and her husband aren’t the baby’s parents. Every afternoon around 3 p.m., Meg Daughtery welcomes home her tribe. She and her husband Peter […]

  • Police find vehicle, arrest suspect in 3 Northland shootings, including murder of KC tattoo artist

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 has just learned police have located a car involved in three Northland shootings Friday night, one of which left a KC man dead, and have arrested a suspect. On Monday, a KCPD spokesperson told FOX4: “We are trying to piece together if these are connected. We do not have tangible evidence at this time to connect these cases.” That’s no longer the case. FOX4 has learned police found the car they’ve been looking for as the suspect […]

  • Metro mom still pressing prosecutors, police almost a year after daughter’s shooting death

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro mom believes her persistence put her daughter’s killer behind bars, but only for a little while. He’s already out again. Prosecutors ruled self-defense after 35-year-old David Love shot and killed his 32-year-old ex-girlfriend Jessika Peppers last August at his home off 57th and Cambridge. But Peppers’s mother Carol said he should never have had a gun. “I understand there are numerous homicides in Kansas City, but each one is somebody’s kid,” Carol Peppers said. Jessika’s sister […]

  • Metro breast cancer surgeons using new technology to make finding tumors easier

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Doctors say 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will get breast cancer. Treatment can take a toll on your body, but if you’re a patient here in the metro, you’ve got a new option when it comes to locating concerning cells. Surgeons at St. Luke’s Breast Center said SAVI SCOUT technology makes the experience easier for patients and doctors. Joan O’Keefe was 27 and weeks away from delivering her first baby when she was diagnosed. […]

  • Metro professor Syed Jamal & family explain immigration status, arrest and deportation battle

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — He mentioned his favorite drink at least half a dozen times during FOX4’s exclusive interview. Syed Jamal, his wife Angela and their three children enjoyed family time around the kitchen table over cups of coffee. They went for almost two months without those moments, due to what would become a very public battle over Jamal’s immigration status. He came to the states on a student visa in 1987. Jamal attended KU, Rockhurst, and UMKC. He earned a […]

  • Are tips to the KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline truly anonymous?

    HOUSTON, Texas — When you call in a tip about a Kansas City homicide, it’s received in a call center more than 700 miles away. You’re promised it’s anonymous, but is it? Murders in the metro are on the rise. As part of FOX4’s new Problem Solvers Crime Files series, Megan Dillard has been shining a spotlight on unsolved cases, hoping to generate new tips for law enforcement working to solve them. Police have said one of the biggest problems […]

  • Metro doctors fighting misconception that women with Type 1 diabetes can’t have kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a misconception doctors are fighting for women with Type 1 diabetes hoping to become mothers, and it might just give you some hope. “I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom,” Natalie Hughes said. When she married her high school school sweetheart, the title she wanted was “mom.” But there’s a common misconception that women with Type 1 diabetes can’t have children. “When I was growing up, I always heard, ‘Oh, you have Type […]

  • Metro 7-year-old cancer survivor skydives at iFLY ‘All Abilities Night’ in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – If you’ve never done it, you might think only the most athletic or fit can sky dive. But a group of kids in Overland Park proved that’s simply not true. iFLY is an indoor sky-diving venue. On Monday, the facility hosted its second Kansas City April All Abilities Night. All month, they’ve raised money for HopeKids, a group that supports kids with cancer and their families. Seven-year-old Wyatt Oshel said last year his prosthetic leg was […]

  • Crime Files: Mom-to-be Ashley Harlan killed at just 23 years old

    Every week, FOX4 highlights an unsolved homicide case in our community. It’s part of a new partnership with Crimestoppers called Problem Solvers: Crime Files. FOX4’s Megan Dillard spoke with the family of Ashley Harlan, who was found dead in an Olathe townhome in January of 2018. Before her death, Ashley had recently moved to Olathe from Manhattan, Kan. The 23-year-old was also pregnant with her first child and was set to find out the sex of her baby on the […]

  • Metro doctors break down different types of end-of-life care

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – What is hospice care? What is palliative care? Are they different than comfort care like what former First Lady Barbara Bush opted for? As Bush made the choice to spend her final days at home, FOX4 Problem Solver Megan Dillard is working for you to explain the differences and the conversation you should be having with your loved ones. After a recent series of hospital visits, Bush said no earlier this week to more medical treatment. […]

  • Metro mom still waiting for answers 11 years later: Who killed her son?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The sun continues to come up and go down, thousands of times now, since Misty Kirwan’s son was shot and killed. In the 11 years since his murder, Chris Bartholomew’s mom hasn’t forgotten how raw and real the pain is. “You know, it’s your baby,” Misty Kirwan said. “You worry, ‘Was he scared? Did he really know what was going on?’ You have that fear because that’s your baby.” Kirwan said it’s about justice for her son, […]