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
  • Violence against nurses in hospitals not routinely tracked, reported

    CHICAGO — Violence against nurses in hospitals has become an epidemic. A federal report found 21 percent of nurses report verbal abuse, physical assault, and even rape. Most of the time it’s patients who attack. In the wake of two separate hostage incidents at suburban hospitals this summer, WGN Investigates has found hospitals are not regularly tracking violence against its nurses or sharing it with the public. Moreover, while nurses say they are frequently attacked, sometimes even sexually assaulted, they […]

  • 2 infants found safe after car stolen in Chatham

    CHICAGO – A frantic father called 911 to report his car was stolen with his two infant children inside. The carjacking happened at a gas station in the city’s Chatham neighborhood around 12:15 a.m. on the 8700 block of South Cottage Grove. The man left his kids in the car while it was running to buy a bottle of water. When he got out of the store, his car and his children were gone. The car was later found parked […]

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    Chicago celebrates Veterans Day, honors veterans

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is marking Veterans Day with a ceremony at Soldier Field. The Veterans Day ceremony is set to start at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be at the event and so will the Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, who grew up in Glenview. The West Point Glee Club will also be at the event. They have been performing throughout the city leading up to the day’s festivities. You may have seen […]

  • Teen killed after high speed police chase in Dolton ID’d

    DOLTON, Ill. — The person killed after a high speed police chase that started in Calumet City and ended in Dolton has been identified. Ryan Thomas, 15, of Dolton was killed and three other people were injured. The police chase happened Friday around 2:30 p.m. Police have not yet commented on what happened, but its believed Calumet City police chased a car full of teenagers because they were suspected of retail theft. The crash caused major damage. The impact was so […]

  • Elgin man charged in mother’s murder after remains found in Lincoln Park Lagoon

    **WARNING: Story contains graphic details. May be disturbing to some.** ELGIN, Ill. — An Elgin man has been charged in the murder of his 76-year-old mother, Gail Peck, whose remains were found in the Lincoln Park Lagoon. Brian Peck, 55, faces a first-degree murder charge, as well as charges related to dismemberment and concealing a body. He appeared in court Tuesday and showed little emotion. “I put her in the bath tub and hacked her up,” Brian Peck allegedly told […]

  • Man shot and killed at Lake Forest Halloween party

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Police are investigating how a Halloween party turned deadly in the early hours of Sunday morning in Lake Forest. Lake Forest police say around 150 people were attending a house party on the 1300 block of west Estate Lane hosted by a resident Saturday night. After an argument broke out among several people in attendance, police say someone took out a gun and started shooting. Costumed partygoers said they jumped over fences and ran to get away. […]

  • JFK files full of Chicago connections

    There are major Chicago connections in some of the top secret JFK documents released this week. The Chicago mafia played a big role in the CIA’s attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. While only 2800 records were released – less than 10 percent of the entire collection – they document sordid tales and involve everyone from Martin Luther King Jr to infamous Chicago mobsters. Many of the memos are handwritten. Most of the Chicago connections come into focus in […]

  • Suburban cheer coach being fired after claiming she was sexually harassed by athletic director

    PALOS HILLS, Ill. — A cheerleading coach at Stagg High School said she was sexually harassed by the school’s athletic director and now she’s the one being fired. Students said there are a lot of rumors going around about what actually happened. The cheerleading coach said she was treated unfairly because she’s a woman. In a complaint filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights cheerleading coach Bridget Guzior said District 230’s athletic director Terry Treasure sexually harassed her. “He […]

  • Man, 21, killed when his truck gets intentionally rammed off the road

    CHICAGO — One man died after someone intentionally rammed his truck, forcing him off the road. The crash happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the Gage Park neighborhood near 57th and Kedzie. A red truck crashed into a tree and police said the crash was intentional. Police said the red truck was forced off the road after being repeatedly rammed by another truck and dragged for nearly two blocks. The driver of the red truck was Eduardo Pena, […]

  • 3 shot at Taco Burrito King in Greektown

    CHICAGO — Three people were injured in a shooting inside a restaurant in Greektown. The shooting happened around 4:20 a.m. Saturday morning at the Taco Burrito King restaurant in the 800 block of West Jackson Street. Three people were fighting when one of them started shooting. One man was hit in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The shooter was shot in the leg. He was also taken to Stroger in police custody and is now […]