Megan Huston joined The Meteor this week as a sports writer.
Huston, 29, was born and raised in Macomb, Ill., home of the Western Illinois Leathernecks. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and later received her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago.
Huston has been a sports writer for The Chicago Tribune, Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, covering various collegiate and professional teams. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as the Online News Association. Most recently she worked as the promotions coordinator and social media specialist for CBS Sports Chicago.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity, and look forward to ingratiating myself within the Madisonville community,” Huston said.
Publisher Gary Cook added that Huston’s expertise would be an asset for the local newspaper.
“We are fortunate to have this talented young reporter join our team,” Cook said. “Megan’s expertise will be extremely valuable.”