If you’re up before the sun rises, you have something in common with our Megan Cruz. As YNN Albany’s morning reporter, she’s out the door early with the day’s top news stories from all over the region. Whether it’s breaking news, severe weather, a high-profile court case, a presidential visit, or a preview of highly-anticipated shows at the Times Union Center, you can bet she’s the first one there to give you the latest.
Before joining us in the mornings in January, she was YNN Albany's Mohawk Valley Bureau reporter since February 2011. While out west, she was instrumental in our coverage of Tropical Storm Irene. For the first days of the storm, she and her photographer were stranded alongside the people of Prattsville. Their stories were the first on-air to tell of the devastation there. Because of this unique perspective, she was interviewed by several CNN hosts like Anderson Cooper.
Megan didn’t stop once the waters receded. Afterwards, she reported almost daily from either Prattsville or Schoharie County to follow those communities as they struggled to stay afloat from Irene.
Megan came to us from NY1 News, our sister station in New York City, where she served as a photographer/editor, field producer, researcher, assignment editor, and planning editor. She was the backbone of many breaking news stories like the attempted Times Square car bombing.
Megan is a graduate of New York University and a native of Queens, New York. She is now excited to call the Capital home. She loves meeting new people, trying new things, traveling, and telling stories.