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.
Trump administration rule on public benefits having 'chilling effect' on immigrant health insurance enrollment
on November 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm
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, the exchange’s executive director said this week. […]
Anatomy of a blue wave: Why Nevada Democrats won decisively in races that were supposed to be close
on November 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm
In the aftermath, some Republicans have sounded tones of resignation — that two consecutive elections have established that Nevada is a blue state, that the conventional wisdom of a low-turnout midterm no longer applies, and that Republicans can’t compete in years where Democrats are motivated to vote. […]
How first-term congresswoman Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Dean Heller to become Nevada's next U.S. senator
on November 14, 2018 at 2:24 pm
Heading into Election Day, the U.S. Senate race appeared to be a true tossup. […]
Comenzó nuevo periodo de inscripción al mercado del seguro de salud en Nevada
on November 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm
Bajo el marco electoral en Nevada, cuyos resultados tienen el potencial de moldear el futuro de la Ley de Salud Asequible (ACA) a nivel estatal y federal, el mercado de los seguros de salud del estado inició este 1 de noviembre su sexto ciclo de inscripción abierta. […]
Washoe turns Republicans blue
on November 11, 2018 at 11:57 pm
Washoe County used to be solidly conservative. But in recent years, it has emerged as the state’s only swing county, a fact that has often resulted in split tickets. The Nevada Independent explores why Democrats have been so successful and what that means for state politics and the Republican Party. […]
Cortez Masto raises more than $2 million for Nevada Democrats over election cycle
on November 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto raised more than $2 million over the course of the election cycle for the Nevada State Democratic Party after taking up its fundraising mantle earlier this year, according to her fundraising team embedded within the party. […]
Lawmakers elect caucus leaders, who will have major influence on direction of 2019 session
on November 10, 2018 at 7:19 am
Republican and Democratic caucuses in the Senate and the Assembly selected the lawmakers who will lead an increasingly Democratic Legislature in the 2019 session. […]
Democratic state Senate candidate to seek recount after 28 vote loss to Republican asssemblyman
on November 10, 2018 at 7:04 am
Democratic state Senate candidate Julie Pazina announced Thursday she will seek a recount in her race against Republican Assemblyman Keith Pickard. […]
Obtuvo Rosen victoria frente a Heller. Lee y Horsford ganaron contienda por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos
on November 10, 2018 at 6:49 am
El martes por la noche la Congresista Demócrata por Nevada Jacky Rosen dio un vuelco a la contienda por el Senado de los Estados Unidos al vencer al Republicano Dean Heller en una de las carreras más reñidas y que más atrajo la atención a nivel nacional, […]
Nevada turnout figures show election was a midterm on steroids
on November 10, 2018 at 6:34 am
The percentage of voters who turned out to the polls in Nevada was still lower than the 76.7 percent of voters who showed up in 2016 to cast their ballots in favor of then-candidate Trump or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But it was far and above the meager 45.6 percent voter turnout in the 2014 midterm […]
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.