Megan Pratz is a multimedia journalist with experience in live news, talk show and field production for television, and digital journalism and social media integration with experience in video curation. She is based in Washington, DC where she focuses on national politics and international news.
She is the inaugural Washington, DC producer for the leading post-cable network, Cheddar. She also serves as back-up correspondent covering national politics. This marks a shift after several years covering international news as a producer for the daily talk show, The Heat.
Previously, she adapted Al Jazeera’s award-winning digital news program, The Stream, for an American audience as part of the launch team at Al Jazeera America. She also produced the national PBS talk show, To The Contrary. There, she produced interviews with prominent women including Academy Award winning actresses Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, among others.
She spent time as a reporter in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia as a member of Capital News Service, a broadcast news wire. Her stories on Smith Island, Medical Marijuana, Gay Marriage in Washington, DC, and the heated health care debate were picked up by local media and national blogs and websites. She graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology.