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
  • Mother, 4-year-old son found dead inside Stone Park home

    STONE PARK, III – Stone Park police say 31-year-old Marian Cruz and her son, 4-year-old Corbin Barraza, were found dead inside their home Thursday night in the 1700 block of north Manheim. “She was a good person. She was a hardworking mom,” said neighbor Anthony Gomez. Police are calling it an isolated incident of domestic violence. A neighbor says the boy was on the bed with bruising around his neck, his mother dead in the bathroom. “He was screaming for a phone. […]

  • Students faint from heat exhaustion during homecoming at suburban school

    BERWYN, Ill. — More than a dozen ambulances had to be called to homecoming festivities at a Berwyn high school Friday after students started fainting from heat exhaustion. Morton West High School’s homecoming parade stepped off at 1 p.m. Friday, as temperatures soared above 90 degrees in the Chicago area. After the mile-long parade, students headed to the outdoor football stadium for the annual homecoming pep rally. Around 3 p.m., one student suffered from “heat related injuries,” according to the Berwyn […]

  • 4 killed in shooting on South Side

    CHICAGO – Four people were reportedly shot and killed Friday night on Chicago’s South Side. Emergency crews responded to the 4700 block of S. Fairfield. in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The four victims, three males and one female, were found dead inside a vehicle. The ages of the victims are not yet known. This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

  • Bus aide accused of striking, molesting child

    LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — A Huntley mom says her 4-year-old was hit in the face and molested on a school bus in Lake in the Hills about two weeks ago. Rosa White says a Huntley School District 158 bus aide, a person who rides the bus with children to make sure they’re safe, hurt her 4-year-old daughter. “My daughter is traumatized,” she told WGN News. “I’m in shock. Like this is something that I never imagined that would […]

  • Caribbean residents struggling with damage after Irma

    Hurricane Irma cut a destructive path across Florida, but it’s first victims were people in the Caribbean. There’s damage in the Virgin Islands and its shores are shattered by debris. But somehow hope remains intact as people struggle to find basic necessities, like food and water. Residents are still trying to assess all the damage. Christina Schmitt is a Chicago native and a St. Thomas resident. “I never want to go through something like this again. It was so scary,” […]

  • Chicagoans impacted by Irma; some evacuated, others are helping victims

    CHICAGO — Many Chicagoans have been impacted by Hurricane Irma – some evacuated and some are waiting to hear how their Florida homes fared. While they wait others are taking action and are trying to help the victims of this massive storm. “We’re actually really excited to be here it was kind of like a fun vacation that we got to go on,” Maya Chaiken, who lives in Miami but evacuated to Glenview, said. The Chaiken family is back home […]

  • Irma, now a Category 2 hurricane, climbs Florida’s coast

    NAPLES, Fla. — Irma slammed into southwest Florida on Sunday, threatening to bring dangerous storm surges to coastal areas already battered by the hurricane’s powerful winds. Now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, Hurricane Irma is about 5 miles north of Naples, Florida, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory at 5 p.m. ET. Irma is already uprooting trees and turning streets into rivers. Forecasters warn that water levels are rapidly rising in […]

  • Former Julian High School football player shot, killed in Washington Heights

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a former Julian High School football player while he was sitting in his car Sunday night in Washington Heights. Jeremy Tang was about to turn 21 years old, but instead he was gunned down in his car. Tang played football at Julian High School and went on to attend Morris College in Alabama. “That’s a loss of talent to not only this community, but to our city and […]

  • Moms celebrate 3 years of keeping deadly violence off their block

    CHICAGO — For three years, a group of moms in Englewood have done their part to prevent the deadly gun violence that has plagued many neighborhoods. Four years ago, a woman named Lucille Barnes was shot and killed for breaking up a fight, and it was the last straw for many of the moms in the community.  They came together and formed Moms Against Senseless Killings (MASK), a group that regularly sets up shop on street corners on their block […]

  • Humboldt Park residents blame block parties for fatal shooting, violence

    CHICAGO – Some neighbors are saying rowdy block parties are to blame for two shootings in Humboldt Park recently. One of those shootings killed an 18-year-old this weekend as children played in the street on a bounce house. Neighbors said their alderman is the one who actually organizes these block parties. But they say the parties are bringing unwanted trouble to the neighborhood and the shootings this summer in Humboldt Park have gotten out of hand. One fatal shooting happened […]