Meryl Lin McKean

Health Reporter

Meryl Lin McKean joined FOX 4 in 1985 and currently is the station's health and medical reporter.

She produces and anchors "FOX 4 Health," a nightly segment focusing on health-related issues.

Meryl Lin came to FOX 4 from KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was the health reporter and weekend news co-anchor for four years.

Prior to her position in Tulsa, Meryl Lin worked at WOC-TV in Davenport, Iowa.

Meryl Lin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and film.

Meryl Lin received the 2010 Mid-America Emmy for Health/Science News. She also won an Emmy in 1997, and was a nominee in 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2011. She has received numerous public education awards including the Russell L. Cecil Award for journalism from the Arthritis Foundation, and second place in the American Academy of Family Physicians' television journalism awards. The Kansas City Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities presented her with its 1996 Media Award and she received the 1997 Community Service Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In 1997, the Kansas City Press Club honored Meryl Lin with a first place Heart of America Award for general reporting, and she received a first place Heart of America Award for feature reporting in 2000, and for franchise reporting in 2007. The American Society of Anesthesiologists honored Meryl Lin with its 2000 Media Award. She is the 2002 recipient of the Television Media Award from the Missouri Public Health Association.

Meryl Lin is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She is listed in the twenty-fourth edition of Who's Who in the Midwest and is active in Delta Zeta Sorority. Meryl Lin is a member of the board of directors of the Jim Eisenreich Foundation for Children with Tourette's Syndrome.

Off-camera, Meryl Lin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing piano. Meryl Lin is a native of Warrensburg, Missouri, and currently resides in Leawood, Kansas.

Recent Articles

  • Video: Woman meets mother of heart donor who saved her life

    Posted on: 5:25 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A meeting that FOX 4 witnessed in St. Joseph, Mo., on Wednesday could touch just about...
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  • Volunteering saved woman’s life

    Posted on: 10:50 am, April 16, 2014, by

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April is Volunteer Month. Volunteering has many benefits, and for one metro woman, it had a...
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  • Murdered Dr. Corporon remembered as an “old-fashioned family doctor”

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:51pm, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Dr. William Corporon was murdered Sunday just four blocks from Menorah Medical Center. It’s where he...
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  • Man who overcame anorexia says there’s no shame in seeking help

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:27pm, April 11, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When you think of eating disorders, you probably think of girls or women. But by some...
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  • Answers could be closer for metro boy with life-threatening problem

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 11:55am, April 11, 2014

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. — Six months ago, we told you about a Roeland Park boy who needed his blood tested...
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  • Higher autism numbers create need for more treatment programs

    Posted on: 10:21 am, April 9, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of children diagnosed with autism keeps rising. One in 68 has an autism spectrum...
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  • Spring allergies can trigger asthma

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 06:02pm, April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ah, glorious Spring.  Trees are budding. Temperatures are rising, luring us outdoors. “I like to play...
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  • Metro woman believes her stroke was related to chiropractic manipulation of neck

    Posted on: 9:23 am, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15am, April 8, 2014

    OLATHE, Kan. — Just looking at Genny Hale, you wouldn’t know she had a stroke in January. But there are...
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  • ‘Parachute’ could lift quality of life for heart failure patients

    Posted on: 9:22 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wayne Linhardt, a heart patient, has high hopes over something called Parachute. “I want to breathe...
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  • Review claims underweight people at higher risk of earlier death than obese

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:43pm, April 3, 2014

    LIBERTY, Mo. – Obese people are more likely to have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease — conditions...
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  • Second “Bug Run” to benefit children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Posted on: 10:30 am, April 2, 2014, by

    OLATHE, Kan. –   A year ago, we told you about a three-year-old Olathe boy who was born with a deadly...
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  • Free health care from specialists available for low-income uninsured

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:49pm, April 1, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The health insurance sign-up left out many people. They fall in the gap, making too much money...
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