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. – A global climate strike had participants right here in the metro Friday. Attendees said climate crisis is at a critical point and addressing it is a priority for them. The Untied Nations Climate Summit starts Monday in New York City, so organizers picked Friday to make sure their message was loud and clear before the event. There were several walks and marches in Kansas City, including one at Mill Creek Park off 43rd and Broadway. Almost […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So far this year there have been 109 homicides in Kansas City. That means the city is on track to tie 2017, the deadliest year for Kansas City homicides in 24 years. None of this is lost on newly-elected Mayor Quinton Lucas. “I don’t want a third homicide on my third day as mayor,” he said. Then, on his third day in office, he got a third homicide and then a fourth. The reality of gun […]
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A letter from Missouri’s top auditor, written directly to the citizens of Clay County, backs many of the concerns FOX4 uncovered through almost two years of investigations. Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, who’s running as a Democrat in the 2020 Missouri Gubernatorial race, posted the open letter Monday on her website, writing, “this open letter is the first of its kind.” FOX4 traveled to Jefferson City in February 2018 to show Galloway what our investigation uncovered: […]
GRANDVIEW, Mo. – A pair of Grandview police officers went above the call of duty when they found a dog in a ditch Sunday night. An anonymous caller told dispatch the saw someone hit a dog and run, but the caller didn’t stick around, so police drove in the dark with spotlights. “My sister-in-law had text me that her puppy had left,” Eva Corchado said. “It was dark and she’s never run away before, so we were very concerned about […]
LIBERTY, Mo. — A girl from Liberty is teaching us all a little bit about being kind. An idea has turned into hundreds of books and one very happy second-grader. “I always want to help out a lot, and I was born at Children’s Mercy, so I know what it kind of looks like,” Kamryn said. She was born with complications and had surgery at just four days old. She’s a healthy 7-year-old now, full of the desire to help […]
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – There’s another legal battle within the Clay County government. The county commission is fighting to uphold its decision to slash the sheriff’s budget. In a series of two to one votes, the commission cut the Clay County Sheriff’s Office budget by well more than half over the last couple years. In April, Sheriff Paul Vescovo sued the commission, saying they cut his funding because he investigated a criminal case involving a county employee charged with tampering […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Labor Day has a special meaning for a metro mom who spent hers last year in labor, delivering a baby. This time last year, Mari Scott made his grand entrance into the world a month early. “A year ago today I was in the hospital and in pain. The worst pain of my life!” his mother Clairissa Allen said. On Labor Day last year, first responders visited new moms at Truman Medical Center, including Clairissa and […]
LIBERTY, Mo. — “Two million dollars down a rat hole:” Those are the words of the presiding Clay County commissioner who was outvoted. There was a special meeting Wednesday in Clay County about the annex, a building commissioners have been discussing for weeks now. They last-minute meeting was called to vote on a real estate agreement to purchase new land where the county wants to build a new annex — and in a 2-1 vote, commissioners approved it. Opponents have […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former player for the Kansas City Chiefs who was tasered twice for resisting arrest with officers, has been charged in federal court for illegally possessing firearms. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 40-year-old Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr., of Independence, was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in with three counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms. Siavii was drafted by the Chiefs in 2004 in the second round, pick 36 overall, […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the Kansas City reward for tips the highest in the country, one metro family is hoping the money will motivate someone to call in. Carletta Temple may arguably be the one who has felt this loss the deepest. Her twin brother Carleton was found dead in his white Cadillace in the early morning of August 9, 2009. “He was my everything. He was my rock. I mean he was the person I knew through the […]
PARKVILLE, Mo. — Despite a very wet season and record river levels, people in Parkville turned out Friday night for an annual tradition. The theme for this year’s Parkville Days is “Rolling on the River,” which is a bit ironic maybe, considering all the trouble the Missouri River caused this spring. After this rainy, wet season people are ready to say, “So long, summer! Fall, welcome back!” “Parkville always has one of the best festivals this early,” Rita Padilla-Smith said. […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of violent, repeat offenders are off the streets thanks to an area-wide law enforcement effort called “Operation Triple Beam.” One of the things leaders were most proud of was the fact that in 355 arrests, there was no exchange of gunfire between suspects and police. That’s a big deal with you’re talking about hundreds of the absolute worst criminals in the metro. Tim Garrison, the U.S. Attorney for Missouri’s Western District, stood among other law […]