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
  • Chicago beaches open today; park district to test water quality every day this summer

    CHICAGO — A sign that summer is just around the corner — Chicago beaches open Friday! The city’s 27 beaches will remain open through Sept. 4.  They’ll be open daily with lifeguards on duty from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Chicago Park District is partnering with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health to test the water quality ever day this summer. It used to take 24 hours to get those test results back, but now they’ll […]

  • Nurses file lawsuit over Delnor Hospital hostage standoff

    CHICAGO — Two nurses who were held hostage by a jail inmate earlier this month at Delnor Hospital in Geneva have filed a federal lawsuit against the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the guard who was supposed to be keeping watch. Lawyers for these nurses say contrary to previous media reports, the nurses who were held hostage that day were hurt — one was beaten, tortured and even raped. On May 13, Tywon Salters stole a gun from the officer […]

  • 23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

    The House Republican health care bill would leave 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. The highly anticipated CBO score is likely to trigger another round of negative headlines and more hurdles for Republicans as they look to advance a controversial piece of legislation that was passed in the House earlier this month. The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $119 billion compared with Obamacare. […]

  • Cubs to install $1M worth of security cameras around Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say there is no known threat to the city in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.  A day after the attack, several venues in the city announced they are stepping up security measures. 30 more surveillance cameras will be installed at and around Wrigley Field.  The city council’s budget committee approved the increase Tuesday.  Wrigley is hosting summer concerts for artists like Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor. Just like the Manchester arena, Wrigley […]

  • Homicide investigation underway after man found dead at Old Orchard mall

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A murder at an upscale suburban mall has police searching for a killer. A man was found dead in a parking garage at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Saturday. WGN is learning new details about the victim. The body of 34-year-old Eric Cybak was found by an employee in a stairwell on the fifth floor of a parking garage Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said he was unresponsive and bleeding from the head. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that Cybak’s death […]

  • Mayor Emanuel proposes borrowing money to keep CPS open through the year

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel said last month that he would come up with the money to keep CPS open through the end of the year. On Friday, he unveiled his plan. Emanuel announced that his short-term fix for CPS is borrowing $389 million. The loan is backed by block grant payments owed by the state. “It’s a short term solution for a short term problem created conscientiously, woefully by the governor in a situation to create political pressure,” said Emanuel. […]

  • Workers at Navy Pier go on strike

    Nearly 50 security, fire and safety officers at Navy Pier are on strike on Thursday. They claim their new employer, Allied Universal, has refused to recognize the Teamsters’ collective bargaining agreement. They also say Allied plans to eliminate positions, pensions, and reduce health care benefits. The union claims Allied wants to outsource, which could be dangerous for tourists. Navy Pier insists it’s not turning its back on these workers, and security is a top concern. The picket line will continue until Allied goes to […]

  • Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. The appointment Wednesday comes amid a growing Democratic outcry for someone outside the Justice Department to handle the politically charged investigation. It follows the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump had asked him to end […]

  • South Elgin house fire spreads to neighboring home

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — A couple and their adult son managed to escape a house fire in South Elgin. It broke out in the garage just before 3 a.m. and spread to a gas meter, then the house, then a neighboring house. Neighbors also evacuated their homes. The smoke alarms went off and the son woke up his parents. They were able to call 911. The homeowner needs oxygen tanks to breathe and had them stored in the home. Witnesses say […]

  • No police comment on video of officer striking man’s head during West Englewood arrest

    WEST ENGLEWOOD, Ill. — A man was hit repeatedly on the head by a Chicago police officer during an arrest in West Englewood. It happened Monday night at 70th and Wolcott. In cellphone video, Jermaine Milan is seen on the ground and the officer who has him pinned is seen striking his head. Milan’s relatives say he was intentionally targeted by the police and that the police officers threatened him two weeks prior to this incident. They added that two officers […]