Megan Dillard is a two-time Emmy-nominated journalist, born and raised in Houston, Texas. She spends her weekend nights anchoring and reports for Fox4 evenings during the week.
She began her career in Beaumont, Texas, where she anchored and reported while remotely finishing her BA at the University of Houston.
Megan is happily married, loves being a mom, and hopes to have many more little ones! She’s passionate about cooking & eating, movies & reading, fitness, and traveling. She roots for the Astros and Texans, then of course the Royals and the Chiefs.
Some of her goals include going to a live Britney Spears concert, learning Spanish, and learning to play the piano. A dream getaway would be Greece, and she’ll never turn down popcorn.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gayla Shamp was 12 years old when her mother was beaten to death. It’s been 27 years, and the case is cold. Rosalie Shamp put on her name tag and white button down top for more than five years. “She was at work, and she got killed on the job site,” Gayla said. On March 6, 1992, it was the Hickory Hills Amaco station at 50th and Blue Ridge Cutoff. The building still stands today, but […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The flooding concerns are north of the metro for now, but the mere mention of high water evokes panic in some parts of Kansas City. The view now, near 101st Terrace and Wornall Road, is much different than that summer almost two years back — when the water wouldn’t stop. “You’re sitting there very helpless. We were kind of on an island,” Gary Nelson said. “There was water all around us and really no place to […]
OLATHE, Kan. — While families keep an eye on the Missouri River levels, health experts are offering reminders about possible flood water concerns. The Johnson County Health Department is stocked up on tetanus shots. They said if you get a cut or have a wound that comes into contact with standing water, and if you haven’t had a tetanus shot in 3-5 years, go see them or call your doctor. Of course, experts say the best idea is just to […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City teen disappeared, then two months later, a mushroom hunter found her dead in the woods in Cass County. But the county sheriff hasn’t forgotten the case nearly a year later. His department is still searching for answers. Sheriff Jeff Weber said there were no red flags, no signs of anything to worry about. Eighteen-year-old Vernece Brown just vanished. Back in February 2018, Vernece was going out on a date. Her mom helped her […]
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – About this time next month, 70,000 people in Clay County are going to get a letter about personal property values. But if something doesn’t change quickly in the County Clerk’s Office, there will be nothing anyone can do about it if you don’t agree with those numbers. The letters will go out at the start of April. Clay County Assessor Cathy Rinehart said values are going up; in some cases, homes will increase up to 20 […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The largest police department in the United States is influencing how cops solve crime right here in Kansas City. “The technology that we have at our disposal makes it more likely that if you choose to commit a crime in our city, we will catch you,” Kansas City Police Sergeant Jake Becchina said. A bold promise, if another city is doing something different and they’re having success at it, he’ll bring it back here and we’ll […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Eleven years have passed since the night Josie Garcia couldn’t get in touch with her son. When the news began that night, she had a sinking feeling. All these years later, she’s still looking for her son’s killer. It was a Friday night: March 28, 2008. Garcia said her son Jose Macias Jr. had been at his grandmother’s house. He and a cousin walked up Central Avenue to a gas station near Bethany Park to get […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It should have been a happy story: Two young sisters meet for the first time. But it happened under unthinkable circumstances. Most of the time, in FOX4’s Crime Files series, the parents of a homicide victim plea for answers. But a lot of the time, those victims are parents themselves. Five months ago, Tyahna and Aniyah had never met. Their father’s funeral was the sisters’ first encounter. “I want to say that he was a special […]
TOPEKA, Kan. — DNA technology is a powerful tool in criminal justice. You might be surprised about the number of cases, however, that will never see a test lab. Most of the time in FOX4’s Crime Files segment, we cover unsolved cases, or “cold cases,” where detectives need more information. There’s a bill moving through the Kansas Senate that could get some of them solved. In many crime shows or movies, cases are solved when law enforcement runs DNA through […]
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – FOX4 Problem Solvers have uncovered new invoices in Clay County for outside legal help, and Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte calls the total spent “insane.” Based on invoices FOX4 obtained, Clay County spent $902,019 in 2018 on outside attorneys and lobbying firms. When FOX4 showed Nolte the figure, he said, “that sounds about the ballpark where I’m in when I do my math on it. It’s insane.” Nolte said that number is at least seven times what was […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro man always knew he’d come to America to wrestle. He kept laser focus on his dreams of immigrating and impacting other people. The world of wrestling: the show, the characters, the story. It’s not the customary course to citizenship, but it carried Sirish Bhavnani clear across the globe. “I just knew that I wanted to be a professional wrestler growing up,” he said. “I grew up in a small town in India. Gujurat, Baroda. […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Its been nine years since someone murdered Johnny Valdivia on Valentine’s Day, just feet away from his front door in KCK. “He picked up a heart-shaped pizza at the local pizza establishment, was on his way over with gifts for his girlfriend,” said Det. Kevin Boehm with Crime Stoppers. Detectives say Valdivia had just arrived parked in his driveway at 17th and Richmond before he was shot and killed. His girlfriend and 10-day-old son were inside. […]