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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
  • Missouri House race in Northland making waves after candidate’s controversial comments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Northland man who has never run for office is now on the national political radar for some controversial comments. Despite the fact Republican Steve West won with 49 percent of the vote, backlash from critics has come from many directions following his primary win last week for a seat in the Missouri House. Democrat Jon Carpenter has held the Missouri House seat for District 15 for the last six years. He started this year’s race […]

  • Shawnee council votes moves forward with hotly debated development project

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Even after long discussion at Monday night’s city council meeting in Shawnee, council members ultimately voted to move forward with rezoning for Kenneth Estates. The 60-acre, privately owned spread of land has people in the city hotly divided. Extra chairs were moved into the meeting room to accommodate all the people who turned out. The land in question is near West 71st Street where Kenneth Smith used to manufacture world-famous golf clubs for presidents and royalty back […]

  • Teens protest against Lexington student’s social media posts they say are racist

    LEXINGTON, Mo. — Dozens of teens gathered Monday at the Lafayette County Courthouse to protest social media posts made by one of their peers. They say the posts were racist and want him to stop. But the 16-year-old’s mother says they were meant as a joke, and her son is anything but racist. On Monday, Mya Brooks sat on her couch, scrolling through a number of posts. The 19-year-old stopped on one that displays a variety of flags on the […]

  • Kansas City family still looking for answers in 2005 double murder

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been more than a decade, but a Kansas City family is still hoping that someone will help solve the murder of Kiki Morton and her boyfriend in 2005. Kansas City police say Kiki Morton and Marco Summers were found inside of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds near 116th and Bennington on March 11, 2005. Summers died at the scene, and Morton later died from her injuries at the hospital. Detectives and family members believe […]

  • KC police looking for tips to solve 2014 homicide that left man dead at stoplight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KC detectives are hoping that tips from the public can help them solve a murder that happened four years ago. Adrian Reed was shot and killed in his car as the 43-year-old waited at a stoplight near Bannister and James A. Reed Road on July 23, 2014. The intersection was heavily traveled at the time, and police said Reed might have been in a verbal altercation with someone in another vehicle prior to the shooting. Hear […]

  • Olathe shows off newest middle school in summer open house

    OLATHE, Kan. — School is still out for the summer, but one Olathe middle school was full of students and parents Monday night. Hundreds turned out for an open house for Summit Trail Middle School. Principal Sarah Guerrero and her staff showed off the brand-new 150,000-square-foot middle school, the 10th in Olathe’s district. “Construction’s construction. But it’ll feel like a building when the kids walk through the door, and that’s why we’re here,” Guerrero said. After months of planning and […]

  • This ‘zero waste’ metro family only takes out their trash once a year — here’s how

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One metro family takes out the trash once a year. That’s because they live “zero waste” and work hard to create as little waste as possible. After picking up trash around the neighborhood on Earth Day a few years back, Megean Weldon and her husband decided they need to look at their own habits. “We decided we have to do something about this,” she said. “We can’t call ourselves environmentalists and put a full trashcan of […]

  • Metro mom helps grieving families despite no answers in her own son’s murder

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – She’s become a symbol of strength, and she’s as much a part of most crime scenes as the tape that blocks them off. Rosilyn Temple helps families who have lost loved ones to violence because she knows firsthand what it’s like. She does it, though, while still carrying her own unanswered questions. “When he was born, about like one years old, he was walking, like just a little tiny thing,” Temple said. “So I just looked […]

  • Tonganoxie house recognized on registry on National Historic Places

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — A purple house in the middle of a Tonganoxie field is now on the map of National Historic Places. Dr. Kent Porter and his wife Olga live in the house, which was built at the end of the 19th century. He said, “We basically have disassembled the house and put it back together over the last 20 years. The reason it takes so long, I tell everyone, is because perfection is a cruel mistress! Our goal was […]

  • Local woman breeds rare exotic cats

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. —  So you’ve heard of mother-in-law quarters, a garage apartment, a guest house; one Olathe woman is adding something pretty unique to her property. Melissa Morris describes Savannah cats as, “bred from an African Serval, bred back to a domestic cat, so they look like miniature cheetahs and they behave like a dog. You take them for walks on leashes, they play catch, they go swimming. They truly are a more interactive animal.” “I didn’t want to […]

  • Goat yoga makes its way to Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — If you’re into yoga, listen up. There’s a new trend in town: goat yoga. An instructor teaches an outdoor class Tuesday nights at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. But in addition to the mats, the poses, and the breathing? Baby goats. Education Supervisor Cathi Limbocker said, “We have a new crop of baby goats every year and so we finally decided to give it a try after reading about it and seeing what they do on the […]

  • Council approves plans for new Sikh temple in Lenexa despite residents’ complaints

    LENEXA, Kan. — A local faith community is celebrating a victory Tuesday night after the Lenexa City Council voted 4-2, approving plans for a new temple despite concerns from nearby residents. It’s currently a big empty field near Lone Elm Road and 101st street. The Midwest Sikh Association owns the land. They’d like to use a dozen acres for a proposed gudwara, or temple, and then the rest for homes like the ones already in the area. Back in April, […]