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Meghan McCorkell

Meghan McCorkell 175x131Meghan 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.

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Amber Alert Canceled: Abducted Baltimore County Girl Located, Father In Custody

The Amber Alert is over for 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts. She and her father, Timothy Virts, were just found in South Carolina–alive.

03/07/2014

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Gas Explosion Blamed In Fire & Building Collapse That Killed 8-Year-Old Boy; 911 Calls Released

The Baltimore Fire Department releases a cause in the East Baltimore fire that killed an 8-year-old boy walking home from school.

03/06/2014

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IRS Scandal Hearing Gets Heated; Cummings’ Microphone Turned Off

Explosive exchange. A Maryland congressman and a prominent committee chair got into a heated argument on Capitol Hill. The war of words highlights serious tensions between Republicans and Democrats.

03/05/2014

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Activists Happy After Former Black Panther Freed From Jail

After being behind bars for more than 40 years, a man convicted of killing a police officer is a free man. Marshall “Eddie” Conway–a former member of the Black Panther party–was released from prison Tuesday. Civil rights activists say it’s a big win but others are upset that he’s walking free.

03/04/2014

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Police Offer Reward In McDaniel College Shooting

Scare on campus. McDaniel College went into lockdown after gunshots were fired into a dormitory early Sunday morning. Now police are offering a reward in the case.

03/03/2014

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BGE Customers Who Don’t Switch To New System Forced To Pay Opt-Out Fee

A major change from BGE–putting its entire grid on a new, “Smart Meter” system. But WJZ has learned people who don’t want the Smart Meters will have to pay to opt-out.

02/28/2014

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Under Armour CEO Backs Plans To Turn Fells Point Recreation Pier Into Hotel

There’s a new plan to redevelop one of Baltimore’s iconic landmarks. A historic pier at the Fells Point harbor, once the site of a hit TV series, has fallen into disrepair.

02/27/2014

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This Winter Weather Is Causing Major Problems For Local Businesses

These freezing cold temperatures mean a tough time for businesses across the region.

02/26/2014

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Video Shows Officer Confronting Man Filming Arrests In Towson

Controversial confrontation. A man videotaped Baltimore County Police as they arrested two people in Towson, but an altercation broke out between the man and officer. Now an investigation is underway.

02/25/2014

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Apple Customers Are Latest Victim Of Data Breach

Hackers are targeting millions across the country. Companies nationwide have fallen victim to data breaches. Now the U.S. Attorney General is calling on Congress to take steps to protect consumers.

02/24/2014

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Empty Mailboxes Across Maryland Have Congress Demanding Answers

Communities across Maryland aren’t getting their mail. Many Marylanders are frustrated, but for some, it’s a matter of life or death.

02/21/2014

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Bill Being Considered In Annapolis To Raise Max Speed Limit From 65 To 70

There is a new push in Annapolis to raise some state speed limits to 70 mph. It’s already cleared the House, and it’s headed to the Senate.

02/20/2014

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