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
A basketball player passes the ball.

College basketball rule changes are affecting March Madness

A beam scale is shown.
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

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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

A cranberry farm is shown.

Cranberries Are Ready For Harvest In The Cheesehead State

A Rite Aid store in Pittsburgh advertises Covid-19 vaccine and free flu shots
Gene J. Puskar / APScience and Health

Public Officials Are Bracing For A Serious Flu Season

A pill is shown.
NewsyScience and Health

Adderall Shortage Persists Across U.S. As Number Of Users Increases

America’s Wild Horse Problem.
NewsyScience and Health

In Real Life: America’s Wild Horse Problem

People walk holding shopping bags.
San Francisco Chronicle / APLife

Retail Sales Are Starting Earlier This Holiday Season

Ales Bialiatski, the head of Belarusian Vyasna rights group, stands in a defendants' cage during a court session.
Sergei Grits / APWorld

Nobel Peace Prize Given To Activists From Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

A car passes Facebook's new Meta logo on a sign at the company headquarters
Tony Avelar / APTech

Are Social Media Platforms Ready For The Midterms?

A tree ring is shown.
Charles Krupa / APScience and Health

New York City Scientists Are Exploring History Through Tree Rings