Politics reporter for The Nevada Independent covering the U.S. Senate race, House races, healthcare and more. UC Berkeley alum and Orange County, Calif. native.



The Nevada Independent

Las Vegas Sun

TV Appearances

CNN- Smerconish, November 11, 2018, Nevada Senate Races 2018

MSNBC – All In with Chris Hayes, October 2, 2017,  Regarding Las Vegas Shooting

MSNBC – MTP Daily, Chuck Todd, Live from Las Vegas regarding 2016 Poll Numbers (@1:05)

Fox News – 2016 Poll Numbers

On Twitter

NEWS: House Ethics Committee finds Rep. Ruben Kihuen “made persistent and unwanted advances toward women who were required to work with him” in violation of House rules. https://t.co/yRzgc2vyW7

The House Ethics released its report on @RepKihuen. It found that he violated clauses 1 and 2 of the Code of Official Conduct by making persistent and unwanted advances toward women who were
required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities."

.@SteveSisolak announces transition team to #nvgov - Executive Director will be @MickyWhiteNV, deputy directors will be @frcojmorales & @CEAmestoy, both of whom worked on campaign

Here's the Senate committee chairs for the 2019 #nvleg. @YvannaCancela will chair the new Growth & Infrastructure Committee, which includes transportation and energy issues

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the incoming DSCC chair, sees Nevada as a blueprint for Democrats in the rest of the nation: "I truly believe that Nevada is a microcosm of the rest of the country." https://t.co/VlfKcOYMrK

A proposed Trump administration rule that could put immigrants who receive public benefits at risk of losing legal status is having a “chilling effect” on those seeking to purchase health insurance on the state’s exchange. https://t.co/aaZjkkTJYS

Incoming AG Aaron Ford talked with @MichelleRindels and @RileySnyder yesterday about his plans to enact universal background checks for gun sales/transfers, defend the marijuana industry, intervene in federal health-care lawsuits and more. https://t.co/K0P138eLwx

Nevada GOP chair tells @reviewjournal he didn't think his statements on the radio about his distrust of the election would be taken so seriously. https://t.co/UmuhLouTVu

.@SenCortezMasto will be named chair of DSCC, @TheNVIndy has learned. A source close to the senator has said the announcement will be made Thursday morning. https://t.co/vLpdJzwtFH

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Before joining The Nevada Independent, Megan was a reporter at the Las Vegas Sun, where she covered the 2016 election as the paper’s one-woman politics team. She also wrote magazine features for the Sun’s sister publication, The Sunday.

Megan got her start covering politics as an intern for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she wrote about everything from protests over the Keystone XL pipeline to local reactions to U.S. Supreme Court decisions. She has a B.A. in English and Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated magna cum laude and with honors in the English department.

At Berkeley, she was editor of the independent student newspaper, The Daily Californian, and worked with fellows at UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program on her own projects. She also studied Mandarin while living in Beijing in summer 2014. Like many other journalists, she traces her beginnings in journalism back to high school, where she was editor of her high school’s magazine and yearbook.

Since becoming a political reporter, Megan has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, KNPR, KUNR, Capital Public Radio, and Vegas PBS. In 2015, she won a first place award for community service from the Nevada Press Association for a piece on prescription drug abuse in Southern Nevada.

Megan was born and raised in Orange County, CA. Whenever she gets down time, she is often found flying to Iowa to see her mother or to Japan to visit her father. When not traveling, she enjoys reading, binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, and having dinner with friends. She also has a 5-year-old Dachshund mix named Moby who thinks he’s the king and her apartment is his dominion.


Contact Megan at megan@thenvindy.com or subscribe to her Twitter feed above for the latest in Nevada politics.