Meagan O’Halloran is back in a full circle moment making a return to FOX Nashville where she first cut her teeth as a journalist a decade ago. In the six years she’s been gone, Meagan’s made two big career moves to add to her resume.
Most recently, Meagan worked her way up to corporate, working for FOX Nashville’s parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group in Washington DC. There, she helped the company launch its brand-new evening national newscast “The National Desk”, serving as the show’s main national evening anchor. The show airs in all time zones on local Sinclair stations in 68 cities across America and draws upon the network’s 4,000 local correspondents for news coverage.
Before that, Meagan spent five years working as the main morning anchor at FOX31 in Denver, Colorado. During her tenure, she and her colleagues took the 5.5 hour morning show from “worst” to “first”, and went on to eventually become the city’s top rated morning newscast. The team also won an EMMY award for its coverage of the George Floyd Riots in Denver. In that span, Meagan also anchored wall-to-wall breaking news. There were times she spent 10 hours straight on live tv with her co-anchor covering mass shootings, severe snowstorms, court trials, wildfires, funeral processions, pandemic briefings, news conferences, search and recovery missions, and high profile investigations.
Meagan graduated from Florida State University and started her on-air journalism career as the weekend anchor and Destin, Florida bureau chief at WHJG in Panama City Beach. In college, Meagan also worked for The St. Petersburg Times and at the Florida State Capitol.
Like so many others that leave the south—there’s a longing to come back to the place that feels like home. Meagan is beyond thrilled to be back in the city and at the station that built her.