Meg Hilling

Meg Hilling

Producer / Reporter

Meg Hilling is a National Correspondent with Scripps News based in Chicago. Her work is predominately featured on the weeknight show, In The Loop with Christian Bryant, as well as the documentary series, In Real Life. Using her background in sports, science and the American West, she delivers character driven stories that lend unique perspectives on pressing issues facing our world. She takes on the ground reporting very seriously and often returns to the newsroom sunburnt and covered in mud with a wild story in hand.

Recent Work
Person donating blood.
ShutterstockScience and Health

New blood donor policy opens doors, raises questions for PrEP users

A man mowing the lawn.
Rich Pedroncell / APScience and Health

To mow or not to mow? Why there's a culture war happening on your lawn

Black Girls Skate
Scripps NewsU.S.

How a skate group is carving out space for representation and equity

A stadium worker opens a case of Bud Light beer.
Matt Slocum / APPolitics

Why beer and American politics go hand in hand

Three people plant a tree.
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Southern California group is planting trees to beat the heat

A person gets into a plane.
NOAAScience and Health

Step inside the lab that's trying to decode the Earth's atmosphere

Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother swim.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada / APScience and Health

Inbreeding is further endangering the population of killer whales

Flagrant Magazine is pictured.
Scripps NewsSports

This basketball magazine is mixing art with 'outlandish' sport stories

A basketball player passes the ball.

College basketball rule changes are affecting March Madness

Preschoolers eat lunch at a day care center
Elaine Thompson / APScience and Health

Eating disorder specialists 'horrified' by child obesity guidelines

Workers put plastic into a factory machine.
CRDC GlobalScience and Health

Your water bottle could soon be used to construct buildings

A kid plays at a desk.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Chicago nonprofit is sparking kids' interest in STEM

Mushrooms are shown.
Scripps NewsLife

How a Chicago duo is bringing the mushroom trend to your table

An oncologist speaks with a patient.
San Francisco Chronicle / APScience and Health

What does it cost to have cancer?

A beekeeper prepares a shipment of honey bees.
San Francisco Chronicle / APScience and Health

Bee vaccine could help insects survive as their population declines

A snowmaking machine churns out manufactured snow.

Manufactured snow might be the future of winter sports

Power transmission lines
Gerry Broome / APU.S.

Criminal Investigations Underway After Continued Power Grid Attacks

A cat carries a rat.

Cats Are Curtailing Chicago's Rat Problem

A hearing aid is shown.
APScience and Health

What To Know About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

A Tesla Supercharger
Nam Y. Huh / APBusiness

Tesla Investors Blaming CEO Elon Musk For Car Company's Worst Year

Michael Jordan celebrates the Bulls win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals in Chicago
John Swart / APSports

The NBA Is Renaming The MVP Award In Honor Of Michael Jordan

Children in Ukraine traumatized by the war play with American pit bull terrier "Bice" as part of a therapy program.
Vasilisa Stepanenko / APScience and Health

Ukrainian Center Offers Dog Therapy For Children Traumatized By War

A man looks at a map of Jewish communities and threats to them.

Jewish Security Network Is Monitoring Antisemitic Threats In Real Time

A row of books is shown.

Michigan Town's Only Library May Close After Battle Over LGBTQ+ Books

A sale sign tops flats filled with cans of jellied cranberry sauce
David Zalubowski / APLife

Why Do We Eat Cranberries At Thanksgiving?

People pose for a photograph with a sign reading in English" FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022" in Doha, Qatar
Hassan Ammar / APSports

What To Watch For As World Cup Kicks Off Sunday in Qatar

Cuddler volunteer holding a NICU baby

Chicago Hospital Offers Cuddlers To Help NICU Babies

Powerball numbers are shown.

What Should You Do If You Win The Powerball Lottery?

A sign is seen on a fence near an outdoor Magellan penguin viewing area at the Blank Park Zoo
Charlie Neibergall / APScience and Health

Avian Flu Is Affecting The Poultry Industry As The Holidays Approach

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award
Hannibal Hanschke / APTech

Social Media Is Reacting To Elon Musk As New Owner Of Twitter