Megan Kernan joined the News 2 team in October 2022 and is beyond excited to be back in Nashville! She is a weekend reporter for Good Morning Nashville and a general assignment reporter during the week.
Before coming back to Music City, Megan spent the last two years working as a multimedia journalist and reporter in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the ABC affiliate, WBAY-TV.
During her time in Green Bay, she reported on the Oneida Casino mass shooting, the Green Bay Packers, severe weather, historic flooding, and winter storms throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Several of Megan’s stories reached national news, including the 1976 Wisconsin campground killings trial, among the first 50 cold cases nationwide that have been solved by a DNA technology company, called Parabon Nanolabs.
Megan also focused on the high domestic violence and sexual assault rates in Green Bay. Her most memorable stories were advocating for sexual assault survivors. In her three-part series for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, she shared inspiring stories from survivors and sat down with local law enforcement agencies and sexual assault service providers to increase awareness and provide survivors with resources and support.
Ever since she could speak, Megan always knew she wanted to be on TV. Her passion to pursue a career in broadcasting started at a very young age. Megan graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green (proud Hilltopper) receiving her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology. During her time at WKU, Megan interned at the ABC affiliate WBKO in Bowling Green, KY, and spent a summer interning in Nashville at WSMV News 4.
Although Megan attended college in the south, she grew up in Belleville, IL just outside of St. Louis. Megan has always been drawn to the south, which is why it’s been her goal for the past 9 years to report in Nashville one day. She’s thrilled to finally be living out her dream with News 2.
When Megan isn’t running around Nashville with her camera, you can find her exploring new places, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, getting involved in the community, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Blues.
Megan strives to share stories that impact the community the most. She truly loves being a journalist and helping others, it’s what she’s most passionate about. If you have a story idea that you think Megan would like, or if you’d just like to say hello, you can send her an email here.