Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter Megan Rivers joined the 11 News team in January 2023 as a Live Desk Anchor and Reporter. Megan joins 11 News after reporting in Washington, D.C., for three years, covering a variety of stories, including the historic March on Washington in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and countless local political stories. She pioneered an effort with her storytelling to bring a Maryland man home after he was brutally attacked overseas. Prior to working in D.C., Megan’s dynamic storytelling abilities and infectious charisma was found in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where she worked as a traffic anchor and reporter for WCIV-TV in Charleston. While she has left behind her shorts and flip-flops and traded them in for a wardrobe more suitable for chilly Baltimore’s weather, she brings with her a passion for community and connection, which were the foundation of her work on the Carolina coast. In addition to her experience in Charleston, Megan was previously an assignment editor, producer and digital producer at WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. In that capacity, she produced several segments on air and online. Included in her vast portfolio of work is her favorite piece, one exploring the nuances associated with the concept of race. Originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan, Megan spent most of her formative years in the rural, but mighty town of Manning, South Carolina, where she learned the value of community and was surrounded by women who encouraged her to use her voice. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Claflin University and began her broadcasting career as a technical producer and radio personality on WQKI-FM in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Megan “loves to talk” and decided on her career path in high school when her public speaking talents were put to use reading the morning announcements and her knack for delivering the news became immediately apparent. Megan is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. When Megan isn’t finding her next news story, she’s somewhere laughing with her family or enjoying the great outdoors. She can’t wait to become more familiar with the Baltimore region and fully expects to become an aficionado on all the best spots to find the best blue crabs!