Megan Meany started her career as a lifestyles journalist working for the Boston Herald banging out bylines from fashion to real estate.
She soon realized she loved telling stories but thought it might be more fun to get them off the paper and onto a teleprompter. So she went to work as a producer at WHDH-TV, the Boston NBC affiliate where she developed a daily “Parent to Parent” report; worked on “Real Life,” the national morning magazine show and donned many hats in WHDH’s Special Projects Department.
After six years, Beantown began to feel like an outdated pair of jeans and the Big Apple beckoned. Megan landed a network associate producer job with CBS, working on “The Early Show.” Her tenure ranged from design segments to breaking news coverage at ground zero on 9-11.
Megan stepped out from behind the camera at CBS … getting her first big break on national television after a successful media executive tried her out. The tryout paid off, and for two years, she moonlighted as a features contributor for CBS’s “Saturday Early Show.”
She eventually left CBS to host “Help Wanted” a TLC reality show. Megan also served in a variety of reporting roles interviewing Hollywood royalty George Clooney for “E! News Live” and covering the New York fashion scene for “The Style Network.”
In between developing her lifestyles reporting career Megan gave birth to her first son Kellen and took a breather from work so she could soak up every minute of her son’s fascinating first year.
After much mommy-bliss, opportunity came knocking and Megan joined WNBC’s “Today in New York” as a traffic anchor. She brought a new look to the broadcast by reporting live each morning from Studio 6B, instead of from the Shadow Traffic headquarters located across the Hudson River in N.J.
After helping people navigate the daily commute, Megan began to share her own bumps in the road—reporting on her personal experiences as a mother and wife on the “Today Show.” Her stories resonated with the television audience and she soon landed a job hosting “LX New York,” a daily llifestyle program.
Today, Megan is a Lifestyles Expert and host appearing on national television programs like: “Rachael Ray,” “Today,” “Fox and Friends Weekend,” CNN HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” “Maury Povich” and “The Better Show.” She and her husband Steve have two boys and split their time between Manhattan and rural Connecticut.