Megan Shaw is an experienced multi-media journalist working in Canada’s capital as a reporter-producer-anchor for one of the country’s top news stations, CTV News Ottawa.
Megan thrives in breaking news situations and was part of CTV Ottawa’s award winning coverage for both the Ottawa floods, which took home the Bert Cannings Radio Television Digital News Association award for Best TV Newscast in a large market, as well as the coverage on the Ottawa tornadoes, that won the regional Edward R. Murrows Award for best newscast in a large market.
Born in the small town of Tecumseh, ON, Megan has worked in newsrooms of different sizes across the country over the last decade. Starting out as an intern for CTV News Toronto and Etalk Canada, her first job in the field was at Peace River Broadcasting, where she worked as a reporter-anchor in the small rural Alberta town of Peace River. From there, Megan moved up to a large market when she joined the team at CityNews Edmonton a few months later as a video-journalist and writer. Megan was able to return home to Ontario in 2015 where she’s had the privilege of covering the top national and international stories at CTV News Ottawa for the last four years. While Megan loves covering top news stories, she also has the ability to take part in lighter segments and does so as a guest host for Breakfast Television Edmonton and CTV’s sister station, CTV Morning Live.
Megan has always had a passion for news and storytelling. After graduating with a double major in English & Communication, Media, Film Studies (CMF) she moved to Toronto to attend the Broadcast Journalism program at Seneca College. She knows the industry involves tight deadlines, late nights or early morning and she is always excited about new challenges.
Outside of work you can find Megan with family or friends. She is an advocate for healthy living and loves being outdoors or getting active.
You can see what she’s up on Instagram and Twitter @meganshawCTV