I’m Megan Healy, the Weekend Anchor and a multimedia journalist at KSBY News in San Luis Obispo, California.
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.
One of my favorite stories is an investigative piece into a home furniture consignment store, Timeless Treasures. At first, I didn’t think much of it until I had two or three people calling me every day alleging they had been scammed too. Showing up to court for the business owner’s hearings became my favorite past time. After months of digging up lawsuits and tax records and hearing people’s plea for the return of their late grandmother’s fine china, I finally understood the power I have to hold people, and myself, accountable.
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 is a big part of my life, but so are beach runs, Khalid albums, indoor plants, my Malti-poo Cooper and sweet treats, specifically Doc Burnstein’s birthday cake ice cream. 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.