CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Meghan Bragg is the Verify reporter dedicated to fighting the spread of misinformation through fact-checking and interviewing experts. She is excited to call Charlotte her home and to spend time with her family who recently moved to the city.
Before heading to the Queen City, Meghan was in the snow belt, Syracuse New York where she anchored the 11 p.m. newscast and was an investigative reporter.
She covered the COVID-19 pandemic at its height with investigations into rapid testing, nursing home deaths and a full investigation of a major COVID-19 outbreak at Green Empire Farms. More than 100 farm workers contracted the virus and several died. She also investigated problems of race in law enforcement.
Meghan graduated from Florida Southern College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She began her career on the island of Saipan covering the legislature of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the impeachment of the CNMI's governor.
After spending a year in Asia, Meghan moved to North Platte, Nebraska, where she helped start a new station. Meghan worked as a morning anchor and then moved to be the evening anchor. During her tenure in North Platte, she won an Associated Press Award for her investigative coverage of a local hotel. She also received an Eric Sevareid Award for a newscast anchoring and producing.
After two years in North Platte, Meghan moved across the state to Lincoln where she anchored the morning news and covered the Nebraska legislature.
In January 2017, Meghan accepted a reporter position at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. For three years, she covered several stories that gained national attention such as Hurricane Irma and the hunt for the accused serial killer Lois Riess. At WBBH, she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of a local plane crash in Ft. Myers.
She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Chewy. If you want something verified, send her a message.
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