Megan Thompson

About Megan

Megan Thompson shoots, produces and reports on-camera for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Her report "Costly Generics" earned an Emmy nomination and won Gracie and National Headliner Awards. She was also recently awarded a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship to report on the issue of mental health. Previously, Thompson worked for the PBS shows and series Need to Know, Treasures of New York, WorldFocus and NOW on PBS. Prior to her career in journalism she worked in research and communications on Capitol Hill. She originally hails from the great state of Minnesota and holds a BA from Wellesley College and a MA in Journalism from New York University.

Megan's Recent Stories

Nation Jan 20

One year into Trump’s term, the Women’s March returns

People around the country Saturday rallied for the 2018 Women's March to protest President Donald Trump's stance on a range of issues affecting women, people of color, immigrants and others. The demonstrations took place a year after more than 3…

Health Nov 18

Researchers chase a better fix for the seasonal flu

The flu and complications from it can kill as many 56,000 Americans every year while costing $10 billion in doctor visits, hospitalizations and medication. But since the strains change so quickly, its vaccine is only around 20 to 60 percent…

Science Nov 12

Scientists work to harness power from Hawaii’s waves

When it comes to renewable energy, Hawaii stands out, with 15 percent of the state's power coming from solar and wind. Now, the state may be pioneering another renewable form of energy: ocean waves. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson visited a…

Nation Nov 11

Vets walk 2,700 miles to call attention to post-war trauma

After returning from the Iraq War, veteran Tom Voss struggled with PTSD and “moral injury,” the grief of doing something that goes against one’s beliefs. The film “Almost Sunrise” documents Voss’s attempt to call attention to these issues as he…

Arts Oct 15

Artist William Wegman and his Weimaraner muses

For more than 40 years, artist William Wegman has been making portraits and videos of his own beloved Weimaraner dogs, which have appeared in countless publications and featured on Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. This month, he published a…

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