Meghan McCorkell

McCorkel Meghan 175x131 (2)Meghan McCorkell joined the Eyewitness News team in July 2011 as a General Assignment Reporter.

She came to Baltimore from Columbus, Ohio where she spent nearly three years at WSYX/WTTE.  While there, she traveled to Haiti to cover relief efforts on the year anniversary of the devastating earthquake.  She was also recognized by the Associated Press for excellence in Feature Reporting.

Prior to moving to Buckeye nation, Meghan worked as the Washington Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, covering Capitol Hill and the White House.  She started behind the scenes before stepping in front of the camera.  As a Producer at WJLA in Washington, D.C. she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of President Gerald Ford’s funeral.  She was also nominated for an Emmy while working as a Producer at WTTG.  She started her career moving up the ranks at NewsChannel 8.

A native of the Jersey Shore, Meghan is happy to be back on the East Coast.


Cold Weather Blamed For 5 Md. Deaths This Year

Winter has not yet officially started but five people in Maryland have already died due to the cold weather. Now, with temperatures expected to take another plunge this weekend, health officials are trying to prevent that number from going up.


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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Gaithersburg Plane Crash

A tragic plane crash took the lives of six people, including a mother and her two young children in Gaithersburg. Now federal officials have released a preliminary report on the crash and experts say it could have an impact nationally on early warning systems in planes.


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Death Toll Linked To Faulty GM Ignition Switch Increases

The death toll rises. Forty-two deaths have now been positively linked to accidents involving faulty ignition switches in General Motors’ cars. That’s according to an attorney for the victims’ compensation fund—but auto safety advocates say the number is much higher.



Congressional Controversy In D.C.’s Marijuana Legalization Bill

Congressional controversy as a Maryland representative leads the charge to overturn D.C.’s new law decriminalizing marijuana use in the city. Meghan McCorkell has more on the debate.



Kidney Transplant Survivor Dies During Burglary At His Home

He was given a second chance at life but this weekend, violence claimed the life of Jonathan Harris, a two-time kidney transplant survivor.


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Push Continues To Add Muslim Holidays To School Calendars

Calendar controversy. Muslim leaders are pushing to have equal recognition for Muslim holidays on school calendars in both Howard and Frederick counties. The move follows a similar fight in Montgomery County.


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Doctors Work To Fight Painkiller Overdoses

It’s a nationwide epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is responsible for a growing number of deaths. Now a new study out of Johns Hopkins shows that doctors are taking steps to try and fight painkiller overdoses.


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Army Cadets Discuss “Behind Enemy Lines” At Naval Academy

It’s Army vs. Navy! The annual tradition heads back to Baltimore this year, and the game will hold a special meaning for a group of Midshipmen and Cadets.



Millions Of Cars Affected By Airbag Defect; Manufacturer Says No To Recall

Millions of cars with a potentially deadly defect are still on the roads. Exploding airbags have been linked to at least five deaths. Now the Japanese airbag manufacturer has defied a government order to issue a nationwide recall.


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Rabbi Accused Of Voyeurism In Sacred Bath Faces Major Lawsuit

A rabbi accused of hiding secret cameras inside a ritual bath now faces a major lawsuit that attorneys say could involve thousands of victims. Rabbi Barry Freundel taught at both Georgetown and Towson universities and lawyers say he may have used that power position to lure in victims.


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2 Young Children Accused Of Burning Down Playground

A school playground was set on fire. Meghan McCorkell reports on why two young children are accused of lighting the match.



Rt. 1 Reopens After Accident Involving HoCo Medic

A serious accident in Howard County put an ambulance driver in critical condition and six others suffered injuries. Multiple vehicles were involved in this crash on Rt. 1 in Elkridge.





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