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Meghan Dwyer is an Emmy-Award-winning reporter who joined Chicago’s Very Own WGN news team in March 2016.

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 and county policies.

Her journalism career started in 2011 at CBS affiliate WIFR in Rockford, IL as 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 four Emmys for her investigative reporting, and has been nominated for fourteen others. She was also an IRE Award Finalist in 2015.

Meghan earned her Master’s degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. 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. She also practiced law in Chicago before becoming a journalist.

Meghan lives in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago with her husband.


Recent Articles
  • Severe storms cause power outages, flood roads in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — It has been a very long couple of weeks for people who live in areas hit by severe storms. In Crystal Lake, it started raining heavily around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. At least a few trees were down and neighbors said it just came out of nowhere. The Fox River River at the Algonquin Tailwater is expected to drop to 12.5 feet by Sunday night according to the National Weather Service. But it will likely remain […]

  • More rain, more flooding, more mess for north suburbs

    As more rain threatens Chicago and the northern suburbs, families already struggling to deal with devastating floods are bracing for even more damage. Some reports are calling for one inch of a rain an hour Friday afternoon. Many people are just starting to clean up and dry out, and the real problem is getting some of the garbage hauled away before it gets washed away again. Lake County officials say getting trash cleaned up and picked up isn’t as simple […]

  • Flooding resource center opens in Round Lake Beach

    ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. — A new multi-agency flood center is opening in Round Lake Beach to help families devastated by recent flooding. The center opened today at the old Garden Fresh Center at 965 E. Rollins Road. People were lined up and waiting when the doors opened. Rains hit Round Lake and surrounding communities hard last week – destroying schools and homes – and leaving many people without resources or hope. The new resource center – called the MARC […]

  • 5-year-old girl killed in Michigan City hit-and-run, family wants answers

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Police are looking for a suspect in a hit and run that killed a five-year-old girl Tuesday evening. Delaney Klewer and her sister were crossing Broadway Street when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. First responders administered CPR and drove her to the nearest hospital, however, she quickly succumbed to her injuries. Delaney was hit by the car about a block from her home just before 6 p.m. Tuesday night. She was with her eight-year-old sister. […]

  • Cook Co. assessor defends property tax system after inequality allegations

    COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios defended his property tax system on Tuesday, in response to claims his office overvalued low priced homes, and undervalued high priced ones. Berrios admitted his office does assess homes differently in different neighborhoods. Some are calling it taxation without explanation. Berrios didn’t answer that question on Tuesday. They talked about something called regressivity, which is another term for disparities in the way properties are valued and taxed. The Chicago Tribune reported […]

  • Illinois becomes 1st state requiring insurers to cover treatment for kids with PANDAS

    CHICAGO –Illinois has become the first state in the nation to require insurance companies to cover treatment for kids who have a controversial medical condition called PANDAS. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections. Children get strep throat and eventually their immune system starts attacking their brain, making them act like they have obsessive compulsive disorder or other mental health issues. “Charlie’s Law” requires insurance companies to cover medical treatment for the disease, including a controversial […]

  • Boy, community activist among 10 killed in shootings across Chicago since Friday

    CHICAGO — A 10-year-year old boy and a man who made it his mission to try to improve his South Side community were just two of the victims of Chicago’s gun violence this weekend. Among the 10 killed was 10-year-old Gustavo Garcia. He was riding in an SUV with his stepfather, late Friday night, when someone opened fire on the city’s Southeast Side. It happened in the 3500 block of east 97th Street. No one is in custody. Police are holding an […]

  • Lincolnshire street closures remain, flooding expected to get worse

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Even though most of the rain is gone, the flooding threat is not over. The Des Plaines River could reach record levels in many communities. Many streets are closed in Lincolnshire due to flooding and it could soon get worse. The National Weather service says the Des Plaines River is expected to rise to 17.5 feet, before falling. It’s already more than 16-feet. Golf courses are now flooded and many roads are not drivable. Lake County is […]

  • Residents call for suburban trustee to resign after anti-Muslim posts

    PALOS HILLS, Ill. — Suburban residents are calling for the resignation of a township trustee after she wrote posts on social media that are being called “anti-Muslim.” Hundreds of people came out to a board meeting Monday night to protest Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan. Brannigan has been a township trustee since 2013. Several people spoke at the meeting and called for her resignation. The outcry comes after some of her social media posts started to circulate. In one post […]

  • Suburban trustee defends anti-Muslim Facebook posts, says its her First Amendment right

    PALOS HILLS, Ill. — Palos residents are calling for the resignation of a township trustee after she wrote posts on social media that are being called “anti-Muslim.” Trustee Sharon Brannigan says she was just exercising her First Amendment rights to free speech. In one post she asks, “Why are all our schools filling with Middle East students without proper documentation?” In another she says “Muslims don’t integrate and keep their activities hidden.” And in yet another she applauded the First […]