Megan Pratz is a journalist with experience in live news, talk show and field production, as well as reporting and anchoring. She is based in Washington, DC where she focuses on national politics and international news.
She is the political director for the leading post-cable network, Cheddar, where she oversees political content. She also serves as a regular correspondent and back-up anchor covering national politics. This marks a shift after several years covering international news 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 Supreme Court 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 and the heated health care debate were picked up by local and national news outlets. She graduated from the University of Maryland.