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Arti|fact Integration Architect

  • Repeatedly chosen as the sole representative from Arti|fact business unit to present to senior leadership at a Fortune 100 company in Atlanta, Georgia; including the President of North America and 25 department heads
  • Developed, designed and created custom marketing initiatives/deliverables to best showcase and preserve client insights and stories
    • Deliverables ranged from infographics and videos to physical spaces like interactive museums
  • Acted as a liaison between Arti|fact and other Gongos business units to propose, encourage and execute collaboration with the end goal of utilizing our eclectic strengths to produce a superb client deliverable
  • Synthesized dozens of sources per project to identify and tell the most compelling story considering client's target audience
  • Managed several project team members to ensure quality standards, deadlines and budgets are met


Sep 2014Mar 2015

Digital Reporter/Producer - The Now Detroit

  • On-air digital reporter for WXYZ-TV Detroit; 13th largest US broadcast market with a viewing audience of over 1.8M
  • One of eight Scripps journalists nationwide chosen to aggregate, write, produce and report stories driving both on air and online engagement tailored to The Now target audience and viewership in respective markets 
  • Solely responsible for building, maintaining and engaging a social media audience of several thousand for the The Now Detroit Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Identified, cultivated and shared newsworthy stories and ideas with The Scripps Now digital team, in turn driving content for broadcast and digital platforms in eight US markets
  • Trained peers in differing writing/ communication styles across multiple media platforms like print, broadcast and social with the goal of targeting their unique audiences


Jan 2011Sep 2014

Digital Reporter/Producer

  • Digital Reporter for WXYZ-TV Detroit; 11th largest US broadcast market with a viewing audience of over 1.8M
    • Solely responsible for digital and social media coverage of major local events like the North American International Auto Show and Detroit Grand Prix with live on-air reports and interviews
    • Researched, wrote, produced, edited and reported live and taped segments on the latest technology, social media or digital news stories used daily in the morning, noon, evening and/or weekend broadcasts
  • Digital Producer for and 7 Action News mobile app which received an average of 11M and 18M page views per month, respectively
    • Solely responsible for producing and managing breaking and daily news content on and mobile app by writing and aggregating content from multiple sources
    • Strategically crafted headlines and social media posts to increase search engine optimization and site traffic while maintaining the accuracy and integrity of a story
    • Developed innovative social media content to benefit viewers, followers, and fans
      • Coordinated partnership with Meijer and developed content via social media that led to a donation of more than $10,000 in aid to metro Detroit residents suffering through a heat wave and power outage
      • Established relationships with network producers and pitched creative story ideas that granted social media fans exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Good Morning America and LIVE! with Kelly and Michael via Twitter from New York, NY
      • Played an integral role in the digital coverage of the 2012 Aurora, CO movie theater shooting for KMGH as a member of a select team of Scripps journalists invited to travel to Denver, CO.
  • Detroit 2020 Committee Member
    • Served as a committee member on the Detroit 2020 initiative; a project committed to facing the challenges of the region by working with and recognizing those in the community unifying, inspiring or taking action to make Detroit a better place to live, work and play


Feb 2010Feb 2011

Staff Writer/Editor

  • Sole American correspondent covering Norwegian Eliteserien League soccer for website receiving 2.7 million page views per month
    • Attended games; conducted pre and postgame interviews with players and coaches; researched and wrote game previews, recaps and feature articles
    • Produced, edited, published and managed site and social media content


    Sep 2008Jun 2009

    Nike Field Reporter

    • Selected from hundreds of applicants in a national contest to represent the NikeWomen brand and report for
    • Traveled across the United States to conduct on-camera, sit-down interviews with Nike sponsored athletes including Kobe Bryant and Serena Williams


    Apr 2008Sep 2008

    Show Co-Host

    • Co-hosted an eight show series covering the EVP professional beach volleyball tour that aired on Comcast Sports




    Advisory Board Member - Communication, Recruiting and Engagement Committee

    Rivière28 is a group of young, professional, Detroit enthusiasts, on a mission to introduce and promote involvement with the Detroit riverfront. Riviere28 is an arm of The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, a 501(c)(3).

    Team Fox Volunteer Fundraiser

    Raised $17K in less than 60 days while training for the 2015 Detroit Free Press Marathon. Funds were raised through micro-donations solicited using strategic social media marketing and communication. Effort was in tribute to my mom, diagnosed with PD in 2012.

    Volunteer Co-Chairperson Fundraising Committee

    Lead annual fundraising effort that allows the PFC to stay open to Detroit's homeless five days per week. The Pope Francis Center is a non-profit homeless service center that feeds, provides showers, laundry and free medical and law services to 100 homeless guests, daily.


    "I've known Meghan for almost ten years, from her days in college to her days now in front of a camera. The quick daily moments in the spotlight don't begin to capture the depth of her generosity, creativity and selflessness.  I am honored to know Meghan personally and thrilled she has enjoyed such well-deserved professional success."

    -Tom Leyden, WFXT Sports Director

    "All of us in the WXYZ newsroom are in awe of Meghan’s energy and enthusiasm, which are surpassed only by her love and commitment to causes in our community.”

    -Stephen Clark, WXYZ Anchor

    “Meghan not only keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of social media and shares it with our viewers, but she’s a bright light in the newsroom.”

    -JoAnne Purtan, WXYZ Anchor

    "I believe in Meghan and have a tremendous amount of respect for what she brings to the table. I am lucky to have her by my side."

    -Amy Perifanos, Senior Director Gongos


    • 2015 Data Insight Visualization Award Winner
    • 2013 Michigan Associated Press: Best Website Award - WXYZ Digital Staff
    • 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Detroit: Best Online Feature Reporting for 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise Coverage - WXYZ Digital Staff
    • 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Detroit: Best Online Investigative Reporting for "Wayne County Confidential" - WXYZ Digital Staff
    • 2012 Michigan Associated Press: Best Website Award - WXYZ Digital Staff
    • 2012 Michigan Association of Broadcasters: Best Use New Media - WXYZ Digital Staff
    • 2011 Michigan Association of Broadcasters: Best Use New Media Merit Award - WXYZ Digital Staff


    Michigan State University

    BAS Mass Media Communication