Meghan Dwyer 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. She has won eight regional Emmys for her investigative reporting.
In 2015 she was a finalist for the prestigious Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for her series entitled “Speaking up for Special Needs.” Her reporting uncovered an alarming number of children with disabilities had died in Wisconsin despite repeated calls to Child Protective Services.
In 2017 at WGN her reporting about violence against nurses at Illinois hospitals inspired a new state law to protect healthcare workers.
In 2019 her exclusive reporting resulted in a Wicker Park Alderman being unseated and indicted for filing a false police report.
Meghan is a proud Hoosier, spending many years in Bloomington, Indiana for college and law school. She practiced complex corporate litigation in Chicago before changing careers in 2011, and still volunteers with the Pro Bono Legal Network in Chicago.
She is also a proud Wildcat, graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. While at NU, she was a fellow in the Medill Watchdog and Accountability Initiative, where she supervised undergraduate research and FOIA requests. She is a self-proclaimed open records nerd.
Meghan serves on the Board of Directors for Rainbows for All Children, a non-profit that helps grieving children navigate loss.