Megan Cruz, WFTV.com

Megan Cruz

Megan Cruz is thrilled to be living in the Sunshine State, and to be working at WFTV! She joined the team in April 2018.

Before that, Megan was a reporter for KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there, her reporting of a statewide behavioral health and addiction clinic got the attention of the State Attorney General’s Office, which later investigated the clinic for Medicaid fraud. She also exposed a paramilitary religious sect in which various members were accused of child abuse. One of its leaders was just sentenced to 72 years in prison. During the investigation, 11 children were rescued from the secluded compound.

Megan was born and raised in New York City, where she attended New York University then got her first news job at NY1. She started as an intern, then was hired as a photographer, began to field produce - and also worked on the assignment desk to vet stories and cultivate sources. NY1’s sister station in Albany, New York, then hired her as a reporter. She appeared on CNN for her reporting of Tropical Storm Irene, which severely damaged several upstate New York towns.

Over the years, Megan has been honored with several nominations and awards, including an Edward R. Murrow award for team coverage of a school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico. She also received a New Mexico Broadcasting award for her continued coverage of the state’s opioid crisis.

When not researching a story, Megan is usually planning a trip somewhere! She loves to explore new places both near and far. When home, you’ll likely see her with her dog, Duke – she rescued him in 2016.

Have a story idea or just want to say hi? Email her at megan.cruz@wftv.com.

Read Stories by Megan Cruz

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  UCF issues stern warning after faculty members violate COVID-19 safety measures

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