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 sign outside a covid-19 vaccine clinic in Arlington County, Va. alerts patients they will not be able to get J&J's vaccine
Kellan Howell // NEWSY StaffScience and Health

Vaccine Sites Scramble To Pause Use Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

A nearly empty vaccination site in Chipley, Florida
Megan Smith / NewsyU.S.

'It's Not For Lack Of Trying': Vaccine Hesitancy Haunts Rural Florida

NewsyScripps News Investigates

Minnesota Police Oversight Board Sees Reforms But Lacks Transparency

Business owner

Businesses At Minneapolis Intersection Where Floyd Died Are Struggling

Militia members
Courtesy Mustafa Alali, Reuters, Women’s Protection Units and Gayle Tzemach LemmonU.S.

Syria's All-Women Militia Has Been Crushing ISIS And Building Equality

A survey stick marks a broken levee
Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

The Future Of U.S. Levees Involves A Lot Of Hard Decisions

Debris from Hurricane Betsy blocks main route
Jack Thornell / APU.S.

Federal Flood Insurance Exists Because Private Insurers Wanted Out

Restaurant patrons
Rogelio V. Solis / APScience and Health

Bars Prepare For Customers As March Madness Gets Underway

A migrant family crosses the border into El Paso, Texas, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Biden Administration Allowing Most Migrant Families To Stay

Migrant family is given an initial health screening at a border patrol facility.
U.S. Border PatrolPolitics

Feds Lean On Cash-Strapped Border Towns To COVID Test Migrants

A man scales the border wall in El Paso
Megan Smith / NewsyPolitics

Newsy Captures Border Arrests Of 8 Migrants, Including Kids, On Camera

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and a GOP delegation at the U.S.-Mexico border
Megan Smith / NewsyPolitics

Republican Lawmakers Tour Border Facility Holding Migrant Children

A U.S. Army officer patrols near floodwaters in 1927
U.S. National ArchivesU.S.

Lessons Learned: Our History Fighting Off Floods

The highway 34 bridge spans the Missouri River and its flooded banks between La Platte, Nebraska and Glenwood, Iowa, in 2019.
Nati Harnik / APU.S.

Those Who Live And Work Near Levees All Want Something Different

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor murals
Associated PressScripps News Investigates

As Chauvin Trial Begins, Activists Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Megan SmithU.S.

Pastor Says Real Change In Minneapolis Must 'Come From The Heart'

Megan SmithU.S.

$1M Fencing For Derek Chauvin Trial Angers Some Minneapolis Activists


Hundreds March In Minneapolis Ahead Of The Trial Of Derek Chauvin

Crews patch a crater along the Sacramento River
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

The Most Vulnerable Levees In The Nation Have A Lot In Common

Floodwaters from the Missouri River flow through a break in a levee, north of Hamburg, Iowa, on May 10, 2019.
Nati Harnik / APU.S.

2019 Floods Exposed Levee System Weaknesses ... Again

AP ImagesU.S.

Exclusive: DHS Reports Show How Analysts Missed Capitol Riot Warnings

AP ImagesU.S.

QAnon 'ReQovery' Meets Reality: U.S. Is Far Behind In Deradicalization

Nov. 5, 2018 file photo shows radio personality Rush Limbaugh introducing President Donald Trump

Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70

Service member looks in weapon viewfinder

Pentagon To Tackle Extremism With Soon-To-Be Veterans

Andrew Lawler / NewsyWorld

Sex And Spying: An Old Trick Made New With Technology


Behind The Scenes: Meet Woman Guard Member Driving 'Wrecker' In D.C.

AP ImagesPolitics

Muted Protests Across The Country After States Fortified Security

National Guard members sleep in Capitol
Nathaniel ReedU.S.

Pentagon Authorizes National Guard Members In D.C. To Carry Weapons

National Guard members sleep in Capitol
Nathaniel ReedU.S.

Pentagon Authorizes National Guard Members In D.C. To Carry Weapons

National Guard members and equipment
National Guard BureauU.S.

National Guard Presence In D.C. Raised To 10,000 Ahead Of Inauguration