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 Historical Society

Our two part History Matters on the history of the fight for women’s rights in the First State concludes this week with a conversation with leading women’s rights historian Anne Boylan, author of “The Origins of Women’s Activism,” about the role of Delaware women in the women’s suffrage movement.

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly interviewed her in historic Warner Hall on the UD campus. The hall is named after Emalea Pusey Warner, who was part of the original Women’s College and is still used as an all-female student dormitory today.

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Our latest two-part edition of History Matters looks at Delaware’s role in the fight for women’s rights over the years.

And in part two, Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly toured historic Warner Hall at the University of Delaware - part of the original Women’s College in Newark where key figures like the mother of the college Emalea Pusey Warner’s portrait hangs over a fireplace.

Eric Okdeh / Wilmington's Creative District

One of the first public art projects to spring from Wilmington’s Creative District will be produced this weekend.  The Veterans Freedom Mural is being created for – and by - veterans in the city.

Delaware Public Media

Three Delaware companies downsizing or shutting down operations have significantly impacted the Brandywine School District’s budget this year - adding to the urgency of passing its second tax referendum try later this month.

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New Castle County is reviewing the newest version of the Ogletown Pond area development proposal of the Felician Sisters project east of Newark on Route 4.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

The Brandywine School District held the third of four town hall meetings before its second referendum vote May 17 Tuesday night at Carrcroft Elementary.

Lawrence Moore

Local author and writer Autumn Johns was among those deeply saddened by the death of Howard High School student Amy Joyner-Francis, and she wrote a poem called “My Sister of Howard High School.”


The recent death of Amy Joyner-Francis following an assault in a bathroom at Howard High last week has been on the minds of many - locally, nationally and internationally.

It’s especially hit home with students with students across the First State – including those in our Generation Voice youth media project at Mount Pleasant High School in North Wilmington. 

Those students spent some time this week talking about incident and produced this reflection on what’s been on their minds.






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The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women was established in 1981 by the Delaware Commission for Women with the purpose of recognize the lasting contributions and achievements of Delaware women in a variety of fields.

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Members of City Council questioned Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings about progress on implementing recommendations from the state’s Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission Thursday night.