About Megan @megbthompson
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 Aug 04El Paso shooting is domestic terrorism, investigators say
Investigators of the El Paso mass shooting, which left 20 people dead and wounded at least 26 others, are treating the massacre as a case of domestic terrorism and will file capital murder charges against the suspect, now in custody.
Nation Aug 04A deadly massacre in under one minute
Less than 13 hours after the massacre in El Paso, Texas, a gunman killed nine people, including his own sister, in downtown Dayton. Police said the carnage lasted less than a minute before they arrived on the scene and killed…
Health Jul 21Mark Bittman’s recipe for McBitty’s Bean Burgers
McBitty’s Bean Burger is tasty, easy to make and there’s no meat involved.
Science Jul 13California startups are growing meat from animal cells
As concerns grow about the sustainability of meat production, some startup companies say they may have a solution: growing meat from animal cells in laboratories. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson visited two startups in California producing “cell-based meat.” This story is…
World Jun 22The Future of Food
The Future of Food series from PBS NewsHour Weekend and Mark Bittman, former New York Times food writer and bestselling author, features reports about global efforts to produce enough food sustainably and ethically for a growing population. Reporting for this…
Health Jun 22Mark Bittman’s recipe for cooking the perfect salmon
Wild salmon is a well-managed fishery, and its fillets and steaks freeze beautifully for those times you can’t find it fresh.
Science Jun 22Future of Food: This genetically engineered salmon may hit U.S. markets as early as 2020
People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by overfishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, as critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.
World Jun 21PBS NewsHour Weekend presents ‘The Future of Food’
PBS NewsHour Weekend and Mark Bittman, former New York Times food writer and bestselling author, present 'The Future of Food,' a series of reports about efforts being made around the world to produce enough food sustainably and ethically for a…
Nation May 23How discovery of the slave ship Clotilda informs U.S. history
The remains of the last slave ship that came to America have been found. In 1860, the schooner Clotilda brought 110 Africans to U.S. shores, decades after it was illegal to import slaves into the country. The wreckage of the…
Nation Apr 27The enduring fascination with accused ax murderer Lizzie Borden
The case of Lizzie Borden, accused of brutally murdering her father and step-mother with an ax, has remained a source of fascination for more than 125 years. A new book examines the trial of Lizzie Borden, the historical context of…