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.


Recent Articles
  • 1 dead after after police-involved shooting in Richton Park

    RICHTON PARK, Ill. — One man was killed after a police-involved shooting in the south suburbs. Officials said an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed after what police described as a “running gun battle.” The incident started in Park Forest Monday around 2 p.m. in the 400 block of Suwanee Street where police were responding to reports of a person shot in the head. Police said the person shot was able to give them a description of the suspect. Police […]

  • Alderman says woman’s arrest violates ‘welcoming city ordinance’

    CHICAGO – A mother of three, who is undocumented, was arrested earlier this month while working at a mini mart in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Monday, an alderman filed a complaint against the city alleging the Chicago police violated the city’s “welcoming city ordinance.” Chicago police, working with the Cook County sheriff, raided the mini-mart because they suspected it was selling counterfeit t-shirts. The store clerk was detained by Homeland Security during the raid in the early morning hours of Aug. […]

  • Family, tenants join police in search for missing suburban landlord

    CHICAGO —Despite the oppressive heat, family members, neighbors and tenants searched for a local landlord missing for more than a week Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood. According to family, 76-year-old Vasudeva Kethireddy, known as Mr. Reddy in Englewood, was last seen inside a bank in West Englewood last weekend. He was on his way to collect rent from tenants and hasn’t been seen since. While his family has been searching in vain for their father for more than a week, they […]

  • Dance instructor charged with sexually assaulting 2 teens, recording attack

    CHICAGO — Bail was denied Friday for the owner of a dance studio accused of raping two teenage students and filming at least one attack. Maurice Fulson, 44, of Chicago, was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual assault and child pornography. According to authorities, Fulson has owned the Final Phaze dance studio at 1716 E. 87th St. since the late 1990s. It was there, prosecutors said, he sexually assaulted two girls, ages 15 and 16, in 2016 and 2017. […]

  • Serial squatter trashes Chicago-area homes with few consequences

    LANSING, Ill. — In Chicago’s south suburbs, WGN Investigates has found that squatters are moving into vacant homes with few consequences. Nilam Patel owns a house in Lansing, Ill. The home was for sale when her realtor found a random woman and her children living inside the property. “I don’t even know where to begin,” Patel said. “It’s crazy. It’s frightening. I have to deal with this all alone because no authority is willing to help.” Patel reported the issue […]

  • Duckworth says facilities for detained children ‘absolutely overwhelmed’

    CHICAGO — Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Monday toured a shelter for children who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. “The staff there was absolutely overwhelmed by the Trump policy and simply not ready to handle the influx” of new children, Duckworth said. The senator was only able to meet with unaccompanied minors, not children who were separated from their families. Duckworth toured Casa Guadalupe, a facility run by Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit organization that has come […]

  • Neighbors say dog was known as a problem before fatal attack on beloved woman

    CHICAGO — A 57-year-old woman beloved by her community was on her way to help a woman who lived down the street Saturday when she was attacked and mauled to death by a dog, neighbors say. Friends say Karen Brown was afraid of dogs and often hopped over fences to avoid a pit bull known as a problem in the neighborhood before it attacked her Saturday around 12:25 p.m. on the 10100 block of South Calhoun Avenue. “I miss her […]

  • Teen killed in Albany Park shooting

    CHICAGO — A 19-year-old man died after he was shot in his head in Albany Park late Thursday. The teen was walking in the 5000 block of North Albany Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Thursday when someone got out of a dark-colored SUV and fired several shots, according to the Chicago Police Department. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. According to police, he was not a gang member and had no criminal history. “It’s real shocking to […]

  • Willie Wilson’s money giveaways raise new legal questions with mayoral bid

    CHICAGO — Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson says he wasn’t trying to buy anyone’s vote when he handed out $300,000 to churchgoers on Chicago’s South Side Sunday. The millionaire businessman said Sunday’s appearance at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church was nothing more than “one of the biggest property tax relief assistance” events of the year and the kind of thing he’s done before. “My wife and I have been blessed by God to be able to get a few […]

  • Board of Elections says Wilson’s cash giveaway didn’t violate rules

    CHICAGO — Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson says he wasn’t trying to buy anyone’s vote when he handed out close to $200,000 to churchgoers. The millionaire businessman said Sunday’s appearance at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church was nothing more than “one of the biggest property tax relief assistance” events of the year and the kind of thing he’s done before. Willie Wilson says there is no way to know if @GovRauner money was handed out yesterday. Once a donation is […]