Megan Smith

Megan Smith


Prior to joining Scripps in 2017, she worked at the Omaha World-Herald as a multimedia journalist for nearly two years. Her first job was at The Jackson Sun, where she also worked as a multimedia journalist. Megan is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

Recent Work
A college student fills out a voter registration form
LM Otero / APPolitics

Texas Holding First Election Since Adoption Of New Election Law

Attorney Ben Crump speaks about the Crutcher family's request to investigate the death of Terence Crutcher
Tiffany CrutcherU.S.

Crutcher Family Seeks DOJ Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting

Actors on Broadway

Broadway Reopens Doors After Yearlong Shutdown

Doctor performs ultrasound

Bill Proposes Paid Leave After Pregnancy Loss, IVF Failures

Claire Bokal and her husband during wedding ceremony
Claire BokalU.S.

Love In A Pandemic: COVID-19's Impact On Relationships 

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx
Megan Smith / NewsyU.S.

Chicago's Top Prosecutor Battles Critics Amid Surge In Gun Violence

Republicans speak at a press conference
Megan Smith / NewsyPolitics

Republicans Amp Up Calls For Americans To Get Vaccinated

Protesters call for a raise in the federal minimum wage
Megan Smith/NewsyBusiness

Pandemic Fuels Wage Debate In America

Books about death displayed at Alexandria Central Library

Why You Should Have The Uncomfortable Talk About Funeral Plans

Signs for the Scripps National Spelling Bee outside ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Newsy / Megan SmithU.S.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Returns To TV With 11 Finalists


Crime And Violence Are Top Issues For NYC Voters

Actor Brian Harrison with puppet
Center for Puppetry ArtsU.S.

Educators Embrace Juneteenth As Opportunity To Teach Kids About Race

Hubble Space Telescope image

How Would World Religions Respond To Extraterrestrial Life?

Wyoming has less than 29% of its population vaccinated.

Why Wyoming Is Becoming The Most Vaccine-Hesitant State

Voters at the Cody Rodeo are not happy with their Congresswoman, Liz Cheney.

Liz Cheney Fighting Battles In Both D.C. And At Home In Wyoming

file photo, the logos for Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and Sling TV

Breakthrough: Pandemic Habits

Megan SmithPolitics

Rural Americans Still Struggle To Gain Access To The Internet

Actor Daniel Craig poses for photos at the German premiere of the James Bond movie "Spectre"
AP Photo / Michael Sohn, FileEntertainment

Amazon Nears Purchase Of MGM Studios For Approximately $9 Billion

Psychologist Mary Alvord, left, holds a video conference with her colleague

Breakthrough: Finding Treatment That’s Right for You

Rose Ave Bakery
Megan Smith/Newsy StaffBusiness

After Surviving Pandemic, DC Bakery Puts Energy Into Anti-Hate Effort

file photo, dollar bills

Breakthrough: The Cost Of Mental Health Care

President Biden

President Biden Changes Tone On Israel-Hamas Conflict


U.S. May Have Suspected 'No Trace' Weapon Against Spies Decades Ago

A customer drives from a Chevron station after it ran out of gasoline, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Miami.
Marta Lavandier / APBusiness

Delays Persist as Colonial Pipeline Restarts

Guns on Display

Mass Shootings and the Media: Deciding What Gets Covered

Zach Cusson / NewsyScripps News Investigates

Abortion Pill Gets Fresh Look As FDA Launches Review Of Restrictions

AP ImagesU.S.

Putin's Foe Likely Suffering From Long-Term Effects Of Nerve Agent

An Avelo Airlines plane at Burbank Airport

Why America's Aging Airports Need Help To Survive Post-Pandemic

2020 Hurricane Zeta
NASAScience and Health

Disasters Intensify With Climate Change, Carry Billion Dollar Costs

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments
Court TV via APU.S.

Closing Arguments Are Heard In The Trial Of Derek Chauvin