Meghan Dwyer is an Emmy-Award-winning reporter who joined Chicago’s Very Own WGN news team in March 2017.

Prior to joining WGN, Meghan was an investigative reporter at WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While reporting for WITI, her investigative stories led to multiple changes in state law.

Her journalism career started in 2011 at CBS affiliate WIFR in Rockford, IL, where she was a crime and legal reporter. In 2013, she won the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best TV News Reporter. Her work has also been recognized by the Illinois Associated Press, the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association.

She has won seven regional Emmys for her investigative reporting, and has been nominated for sixteen others. She was also an IRE Award Finalist in 2015 for her series Speaking up for Special Needs.

Meghan earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. She also has a law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, where she was an associate on the Federal Communications Law Journal. Meghan was a corporate litigator in Chicago before changing careers in 2011.

Meghan serves on the Board of Directors for Rainbows for All Children. She lives in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago with her husband.


Recent Articles
  • Water main break floods streets on the Northwest Side

    CHICAGO– A  water main break flooded streets in the Edgebrook neighborhood as temperatures dropped and snow began to fall Sunday. A water main broke around 5 p.m. Sunday on the 6400 block of Lehigh Ave., sending gushing water bubbling up, covering an entire block and impeding the flow of traffic. As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, some of that water started to turn into ice. “The city’s been by a couple times throwing down some salt, but until […]

  • Travelers may have been exposed to measles at O’Hare last week, officials say

    CHICAGO — A passenger arriving on an international flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last Wednesday may have exposed some people in the airport to measles, health officials say. While they stress there is no current risk to the public, the Illinois Department of Public Health said in a statement that anyone inside O’Hare between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 10 may have been exposed to the measles virus. On January 10, a passenger on an international flight with […]

  • Patti Blagojevich calling for charges after leaked audio used in ad

    Patti Blagojevich, the wife of former governor Rod Blagojvich, says she is not happy about a political attack ad released this week that features FBI wiretaps from her husband’s corruption case. She says she wants whoever leaked this audio to be criminally charged, even though, ironically, she says the audio is good for her husband. The audio is used in a political attack ad Republican Governor Bruce Rauner pushed out Wednesday. The ad features audio of democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. […]

  • Candidate challenging Madigan says system is rigged

    Illinois politics can be tough. Just getting on the ballot this election cycle has proved to be difficult for many potential candidates. One political underdog is now trying take on House Speaker Mike Madigan and he says he wants people to know just how rigged the system is. For Mat Tomkowiak politics is personal. “My mother is schizophrenic and my brother is bipolar. I saw how their life was torn apart by the disease,” he says. “I saw how the […]

  • Police investigating death in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Police said they were conducting a death investigation in unincorporated Downers Grove, Ill., Tuesday evening. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said they were conducting the investigation in the 2100 block of 63rd Street. Officials said detectives are waiting for a search warrant to be approved so they can gather evidence. Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, neighbors said they saw a man run into traffic. They said it was a frightening scene. At one point they said he […]

  • Decades-old murder charges dropped after retired cop’s misconduct revealed

    CHICAGO — A man who spent 22 years in prison is now free after prosecutors say they are dropping the decades-old murder charges against him. It is one of many cases that have unraveled because of a single Chicago police officer. This is the eighth conviction that has been thrown out because of Chicago police officer Reynaldo Guevara. He is now retired, but his investigations are crumbling and costing taxpayers millions. In 1995, Thomas Sierra was accused of killing a […]

  • Body found in Waukegan pool, family worries it might be missing teen​

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Police found a body in a pool in Waukegan, Ill., and locals are wondering if it’s a teenager who went missing on Christmas. Lucio Cambray, 18, was last seen on Dec. 25. He was at a gas station with a friend. He told his friend he had to go somewhere and he hasn’t been seen since. Friends and family of Cambray held a prayer vigil Monday night. They spent Sunday looking for him and are praying the […]

  • Pipe break causes ice mess on Wabash

    CHICAGO — A broken pipe turned a fire escape into a giant icicle in the South Loop. This happened at a storage facility on Wabash between Balbo and Harrison. Police say a sprinkler system pipe ruptured Saturday afternoon causing these huge icicles to form along this fire escape. Worried the ice could fall and injure pedestrians, police closed the street. The fire department plans to come tomorrow and try to figure out what to do. The good thing is that […]

  • Thieves target elderly on South Side

    CHICAGO –In the 8800 block of South Paulina, there’s not too much activity. But since mid-December, Chicago police say two white men between the ages of 30 and 50 have been knocking on doors here and targeting the elderly. Police call it a ruse burglary. Men talk their way inside –- offering home repairs or small jobs –- and then walk through the house and steal cash. It’s happened at least five times since Dec. 18 in the Auburn Gresham, […]

  • Some local bookstores begin selling controversial tell-all Trump book

    People across the country lined up at bookstores around the country today to buy the new tell-all book about the Trump Administration. President Trump’s legal actions were not enough to stop the publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the White House.” The book, which is currently on Amazon’s bestseller list, was released four days ahead of schedule. Several stores in Chicago have not received the book yet because it wasn’t supposed to come out until next week. People were at […]