Reporter Megan Hickey biography

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism, Music from Georgetown University, Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University. 

Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter

Previous Work Experience: Reporter for WNDU in South Bend, Ind. Freelance writer for Bloomberg News.

Joined News 5: September 2015


Twitter: @hickey_megan


Most Memorable Stories: From a South Bend burn victim who led the charge in the national Jeep recall, to the Indiana woman whose rape case changed the state’s statute of limitations – I’ll always remember the stories about having the courage to speak up and stand up for others.

Awards/Honors: Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Series, “Jeep Recall,” April 2015

Role Models: My parents, who taught me the importance of working hard and helping others.

Favorite Sports Teams: I’ve got hometown pride for all of the Chicago teams – especially the Cubs!  

Favorite Music: Italian Opera

Favorite Movie: Shakespeare in Love

Favorite Program: Seinfeld

Favorite Book:  Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Favorite Foods: SUSHI!

Family: Two wonderful parents, two loving brothers and an amazing sister-in-law.

Pet: Daphne, my family’s Welsh springer spaniel

My passion: Traveling to new places and hearing amazing stories.

Hobbies & Interests: Running, spinning, eating chocolate ice cream, singing and playing the ukulele.

Hidden Talent: I’m a trained opera singer.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The parks, the food and the genuinely nice people that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so far!   

You're most likely to see me around town at: One of Cleveland’s many delicious restaurants or out on a run.

On the weekends I love to: Hang out with friends, catch up on sleep, try new things and get in a good workout.  

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