I’m Megan Healy, a weekday Weather Anchor and Reporter at Fox 5 San Diego (KWSB) with additional experience filling-in as an anchor and host.
I got my start making videos with a Flip Video Camera in my family kitchen, editing on iMovie. We all got to start somewhere, right? My mom and I produced an at-home cooking video series to help parents and families try easy, healthy, kid-friendly recipes in the comfort of their kitchens. Miraculously, we found ways to get even the pickiest of eaters to try, and enjoy, the spoonful of parsley, feta cheese and tomatoes found in my mom’s quinoa salad recipe. My mom passed away from breast cancer when I was 16, but the love and passion for story-telling she instilled in me has propelled me to pursue a career in journalism.
I developed my skills while studying as a Broadcast Journalism undergrad at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There, I got to try my hand at reporting– shooting, writing, editing and going live for different stories. I was the senior anchor for Mustang Gameday, an hour-long sportscast where I conducted live interviews with coaches and players.
A three-month long spring internship landed me my first reporting gig at KSBY. I’ve learned and grown tremendously in my first two years at the station, working my way up to weekend anchor in less than one year. In that time, I’ve reported on the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous wildfires, storm coverage, the 2018 Midterm Elections, the 2020 Presidential Elections, the 36-hour Paso Robles manhunt, and debris flow warnings.
I covered the disappearance of Kristin Smart extensively from 2019 to the present, securing an exclusive interview with the suspect’s mother Susan Flores and access to the crime scene. I reported on multiple search warrants, civil lawsuits and the weeks-long preliminary hearing related to the case. I was also featured on Dateline NBC’s episode of the most recent developments.
At Fox 5 San Diego, my boss calls me a “Swiss Army knife” because I am able to pivot and use many of my talents for different roles and newscasts. Primarily, I am continuing to learn and grow as a Weather Anchor for our 1, 4 and 5 p.m. weekday shows while also turning packages, reporting live in the field, hosting segments and filling-in on the anchor desk from time to time.
On my own time, I host an educational series on Instagram Live called “Reel Talk” where I sit down with fellow journalists from around the country to talk tips, tricks and advice for breaking into and navigating the TV news industry.
I find storytelling extremely rewarding. I absolutely love meeting new people, sharing their experiences and growing my network of connections. I could talk and entertain people for hours, but I also pride myself in listening to and understanding others.
News and weather are a big part of my life, but so are beach runs, hot yoga, Khalid albums and my family. I am lucky to have grown up near the ocean. Now, I am spoiled to continue to call it my home and office.
I hope you enjoy exploring my work! If you have any questions or would like to contact my references, please visit the Contact page for more information.