Delaware Public Media

Megan Pauly

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Megan Pauly is a reporter for WDDE, and a youth media producer for WDDE's collaboration with Wilmington's Mount Pleasant High School youth radio station, WMPH 91.7.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Megan comes to Delaware from the Washington D.C. metro area, where she worked as Communications Director and Grant Writer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Montgomery County, Maryland. She's interned for KMUW and NPR Berlin, freelanced for WAMU's newsmagazine Metro Connection and its digital music vertical, Bandwidth, and helped former NPR foreign correspondent Jacki Lyden launch her podcast "The Seams," exploring the intersection of fashion and anthropology. Additionally, she's written about mental health for NPR's Shots Blog, Mic, and The Atlantic. Megan is passionate about all things related to mental health and social justice, having worked on the Medill Justice Project while in graduate school. She is also very excited to explore other topics in the Delaware area such as education and business among others.

When she's not brainstorming new story ideas, Megan can be found exploring nature as well as local art and music scenes. She has a bachelors degree in international business from Wichita State University, and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Ways to Connect

Delaware Public Media

Delaware submitted its Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the federal government this month, but how strongly it will be enforced it is unclear after Congress voted to overturn ESSA accountability regulations.

Delaware Historical Society

Every month – the Delaware Historical Society picks an item from their collection to highlight.

Delaware Sikh Awareness & Appreciation Month

The world’s fifth largest religion – Sikhism – now has its own awareness month in the First State.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

One historic Westside Wilmington neighborhood is undergoing a big transformation.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

One of Wilmington’s Boys and Girls Clubs is getting several upgrades.

Courtesy of Trump campaign

Federal funding for many First State housing programs could vanish if Trump’s proposed budget is passed as is.

Delaware Public Media

The Christina School District approved a policy last week designating the district a ‘safe space’ - amid growing concerns of ICE raids.

Life Animated

April is Autism Awareness month – and this week we’re sharing the story of a remarkable transformation for one boy living with autism and his family.


Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spoke with Ron Suskind about his business – Sidekicks – inspired by his son Owen’s special connection to Disney, and research he’s involved with about the affinities of those with autism.


Delaware Public Media

Two of three girls charged in the attack on 16-year-old Howard High student Amy Joyner-Francis last April were found guilty Thursday.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced his pick for the city’s new police chief. He’s handing the reins to Robert Tracy after considering 35 candidates; only 10 including Tracy were interviewed.