Meghan Moriarty is a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter for Action News Jax. She joined the team in August 2019.
She’s covered notable stories during her time in Jacksonville, including Hurricane Dorian, the death of Ahmaud Arbery, impacts from the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine distribution, as well as exciting events — The PLAYERS Championship and Jaguars picking Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2021.
The New Jersey native previously worked for the NBC station in Charlottesville, Virginia. There, she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.
In Charlottesville, Moriarty covered several national stories, including the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Championship and the 2017 Unite the Right Rally. She was the first local TV reporter on the scene, where white supremacists, holding lit tiki torches, clashed with counter-protesters. She continued to cover the deadly rally the following day, along with the aftermath that followed.
Prior to reporting, Moriarty was a Multi Media Journalist for the CBS affiliate, WUSA*9, in Washington D.C. She also spent time as a White House intern in 2015, assisting with coordination of the press pool.
She is a proud University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College, graduate.
When she's not on the job, you can find her at the beach or in the kickboxing studio, reading a good thriller, or planning her next culinary adventure!
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