Megan Brilley is a Midwest girl born and raised. Originally from central Illinois, Megan moved to KC to follow her dreams of being a reporter.
Megan joined the FOX 4 news team in March of 2014 as a general assignment reporter for the 9 and 10 PM newscasts. Prior to working at FOX 4, Megan worked as a producer and reporter at WICS in Springfield, IL then spent a few years in Champaign, IL as a general assignment reporter.
What Megan loves most about reporting is connecting with people. From the boys in blue, to the wonderful people of KC, Megan loves that she gets to meet people she normally wouldn’t. Each day brings a new adventure.
Megan loves covering crime and helping grieving families find some sort of peace. She feels one of her greatest gifts is the ability to relate and build trust with people in the community.
While not at work, Megan loves to work out, listen to music (hip hop and r&b fanatic!) and be a goofball with friends.
If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can reach Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter: @meganbrilley
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence woman watched helplessly on a security camera as her boyfriend was robbed. Seconds later, that camera showed an Independence police officer being shot. Now, she’s finding out her own son is charged in the crime. “I just… just can’t believe it.” She didn’t want to show her face. She feels broken and lost, after what she experienced Wednesday morning. It all started when she turned on her TV to watch a live feed of her […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Her 6-year-old daughter was murdered at a metro gas station. Only on 4, A Kansas City mother talks about reaching justice for Angel Hooper and her fight to help other grieving mothers. To anyone who knew her, she was an angel on earth, her name fit her. Angel Hooper was a sweet 6-year-old who loved to sing and be stuck her mom Charity’s side like glue. “I miss everything about her,” Charity Guinn told FOX 4’s […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 24-year-old metro woman, who they say was brutally murdered. Police were called to the corner of east 45th and Willow on Thursday afternoon on reports of a dead body. When they got on scene, they found Ashley Geddes deceased. “She was a good person, she was very friendly. She was very loyal to all of her friends, everybody, if she loved you, you felt that love. She […]
RAYTOWN, Mo. — A 3-year-old’s siblings and mother gathered at the toddler’s grave on Wednesday, two years to the day of his murder. Amorian Hale was shot and killed while sleeping his Kansas City bed. Wednesday, friends and family gathered at his grave to be close to the 3-year-old. “This is a light that’s gonna come on every night, its gonna shine bright at night time.” Three toddlers, with a lot of questions, touch and stared at their older brother’s […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a missing Liberty teenager now believes there is foul play involved in her disappearance. Dozens of people searched a wooded area near Norfleet and Bannister in Kansas City, Missouri. “She pretty much just dropped off the face of the earth.” Patty Tam says her daughter Desirea Ferris hasn’t been seen in 4 weeks. She says the 18-year-old left her house to hang out with some friends and sent this text soon after: “I’ll […]
ADRIAN, Mo. — Grapefruit-sized hail pounded Adrian, Missouri Saturday afternoon. The storm hammered homes and cars and left a trail of damage. FOX 4 found some folks who actually saved the hail in their freezer. They say it was terrifying when it started falling from the sky, and everyone described the experience the same way. “I could just hear it coming down, it started sounding like bombs heading in the corners of the house,” Jacque Underwood said. “Sounded like they […]
ADRIAN, Mo. — Look out below! The city of Adrian, Mo. was hit by some very large hail Saturday afternoon. FOX 4 viewers shared their photos of the softball-sized hail, some measuring more than 4 inches across.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A metro father is in shock. His 8-year-old son died mysteriously on Tuesday, now the little boy’s possible cause of death has his family reeling. Dennis Burd got sick last weekend and his parents figured it was the flu. The little boy’s condition got worse on Tuesday and his parents took him to the emergency room. He died a few hours later. A preliminary autopsy of the 8-year-old shows he might have been sick with the West […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fashion show was held in River Market Thursday night, but this one was unlike any other; the show featured five models with autism. Parents who say their kids have faced severe bullying say this event changed their kids’ lives. The event was put together by an organization called Fashion Honors Autism. For everyone at the event, this was much more than a fashion show. “He is the thrill of my heart,” said Mandi Brown. Brown’s […]
RAYTOWN, Mo. — A young metro man hangs himself from a tree, and minutes later a bus full of Raytown students drives by and sees the body. The bus had more than a dozen Raytown middle schoolers on it, and other students were waiting to board the bus when they noticed a young man hanging on a tree branch. “I woke up walked out, saw this guy hanging from the tree. Kind of thought it was fake,” Mickey Kowalski said. Kowalski […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was just months ago, missing metro woman Toni Anderson was found dead in her car submerged in the Missouri River. Exclusively on FOX 4, we spoke with Anderson’s friends about a new movement for answers and why now, more than ever, they believe Toni was murdered. “You can kind of feel her here. Which is comforting, just really sad.” Mary Gillespie visits the site where Anderson’s car was found to remember her friend. Back in […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You`ve heard of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix, the series documenting a suicidal teen. Show writer Nathan Jackson grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and now lives with his wife and kids in Overland Park. When he got the opportunity to work on the series, he booked his ticket to Los Angeles. “As a writer I just want people to be moved by what I do,” Jackson told FOX 4’s Megan Brilley during an exclusive interview. […]