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
Teachers call for additional COVID testing
Brittainy Newman / APScience and Health

New York City Pushes Forward With School Reopening

Babies sleep next to their mothers as they undergo treatment for malnutrition in Kabul
Petros Giannakouris / APWorld

The Humanitarian Crisis In Afghanistan Is Getting Worse

A nurse in a Michigan hospital
Carlos Osorio / APScience and Health

Hospitals Struggling With COVID-19 Cases

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw

U.S. Coast Guard Ship Brings Christmas Trees To Chicago Families

A woman skis down a snowy slope.
Amie EngerbretsonScience and Health

Climate Change Is Impacting Snow Sports

Climbers scale the side of a mountain.
NewsyScience and Health

The Rocky Future Of Climbing Due To Climate Change

A surfer walks a rock ledge near the ocean.
NewsyScience and Health

How Climate Change Is Impacting Surfing

A man fills up jugs with non-potable water in Benton Harbor.
Charles Rex Arbogast / APScience and Health

Michigan Town Struggles With Lead-Contaminated Water

Children walk past the Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen
Matias Delacroix / APWorld

Some Haitian Missionaries May Be Alive After Gang Kidnapping

A dining room table during Thanksgiving dinner
John Minchillo / APU.S.

The Country Is Seeing Spikes In Prices Ahead Of Holiday Season

Migrants in detention facility
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector / APPolitics

U.S. Could Compensate Migrant Families Separated At Southern Border

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears.
AP Photo / Rick ScuteriSports

Las Vegas Raiders' Head Coach Resigns

Jelani Day
Day Family / NewsyU.S.

Celebration Of Life Held For Jelani Day

A plant-based Italian beef sandwich
 Science and Health

Menus Get Makeovers As Alternatives To Meat Grow

Afghans in displacement camp
Sidiqullah Khan / APWorld

Young Afghans Struggle As Taliban Government Settles In

A U.S.  a soldier boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
Senior Airman Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force/APWorld

Family Members Of Veterans Express Frustration Over Afghan Withdrawal

Afghan refugees land in Wisconsin
U.S. Army Video / APU.S.

Wisconsin Town Reacts As Afghan Refugees Arrive

Climbers with Ascend
Camille FiduciaWorld

A Women's Climbing Group In Kabul Details Life Under The Taliban

Crowds outside the airport in Kabul
Juan CarlosWorld

Photojournalist Describes Chaotic Journey From Kandahar To Kabul

Young men who say they deserted the Afghan military and fled to Turkey through Iran.
Emrah Gurel / APWorld

Afghanistan's Neighbors Brace For Aftermath Of Taliban Takeover

An internally displaced Afghan woman from a northern province sits with her child in camp in Kabul.
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

A Look Inside An Afghan Displacement Camp In Kabul

Displaced women and children in a camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

Future Of Afghan Women Under Threat

An Afghan soldier walks down the street in Kandahar as the Afghan Armed forces retreated
Juan CarlosWorld

Photographer Trapped In Kandahar Describes The Taliban's Takeover

An Afghan woman climbs
Ascend: Leadership Through AthleticsWorld

Afghan Women Athletes Face Uncertain Future Amid Taliban Push

Diamond inspired by "Field of Dreams"
MLB PhotosSports

MLB Game To Take Place At 'Field Of Dreams' Stadium

Recyclable cardboard beds and mattresses for athletes are seen during a media tour at the Olympic and Paralympic Village.
Akio Kon / APSports

Athletes Go Viral For Testing Beds In Olympic Village

A policeman receives his J&J COVID-19 vaccine in Soweto, South Africa.
Alet Pretorius / APScience and Health

Concerns Grow As Delta Variant Infects Vaccinated People

At the pulpit of Dignity Chicago, a practicing Catholic LGBTQ organization

Many Catholics Support LGBTQ Despite Vatican Rhetoric

Rescue crews search for survivors in rubble
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue / APU.S.

Search For Survivors In Collapsed Miami High-Rise Continues

Danny Gonzales walks in his flooded house as water recedes after Tropical Storm Claudette passed through Slidell, La.
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Central Gulf Coast Residents Drying Out After Tropical Storm Claudette