Meghann Mollerus joins WFMY News 2 as a morning reporter for the Good Morning Show and is thrilled to begin working with the station's talented team of journalists. Born and raised in St. Louis, Meghann is new to the Piedmont Triad area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where she worked as a reporter and anchor at the mid-Missouri NBC affiliate -- KOMU 8 News.
At KOMU, Meghann frequently reported on state politics from the Missouri statehouse in Jefferson City and also served as the station's primary court reporter.
During her past internships with Fox News Channel, Meghann served as an assistant field producer in high-profile federal trials, including the United States v. Tahawwur Rana terrorism trial and the U.S. v. Rod Blagojevich corruption trial in 2011. Last summer, she was in court for the trial of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson, convicted of murdering his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife.
Meghann recently received a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her story about the salaries of non-profit Missouri animal shelters, an investigation that exposed how one organization executive made a salary of almost half a million dollars.
When she's not news gathering, Meghann enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves running and horseback riding--activities she is excited to continue in scenic Greensboro. As she begins her journey at WFMY News 2, she is looking forward to meeting many residents and viewers in the Piedmont Triad!
If you were not a broadcast journalist, what would you do for a living?
I love animals-especially horses, so a part of me always has wanted to become an equine veterinarian. With my interest in court cases and the criminal justice system, I also could envision myself as a lawyer.
What's your favorite food?
I could eat seafood and pasta every day and also am a chocolate lover!
Do you have any pets?
Back home in St. Louis, I have a cat named Marbles. My family just lost our beloved Golden Retriever named Molly, who was just the greatest dog. Upon moving to Greensboro, I couldn't bare the thought of being without a pet, so I adopted a cat from the Guilford County Animal Shelter. He (Milo) is so sweet, and I am convinced he thinks he's human.
What's your favorite vacation destination?
Visiting Paris a few summers ago was such a memorable experience. As a French minor in college, I fell in love with the beauty of the French language, history and culture. I hope to go back there someday soon!
Who is the most interesting person you've ever interviewed?
Last year, I interviewed former teen-aged con artist-turned FBI agent Frank Abagnale on one of his tour stops at the University of Missouri. His fraudulent behavior, as depicted in the acclaimed movie Catch Me If You Can (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), is so astounding it is almost surreal. I wasn't quite sure what to expect upon meeting him, but he was seemingly a very easygoing and kind person -- one who undoubtedly has a fascinating story to tell.