Meagan P. Downing is a student at Hampton University, where she is majoring in broadcast journalism and pursuing a minor in leadership studies.Meagan has had the opportunity to experience both the print and broadcast perspective of journalism. She served as a staff writer for her university newspaper, The Hampton Script, for the past two years. Meagan also obtained an internship her freshman year with CBS affiliate WTKR News Channel 3 in Norfolk, Va. She contributed research and content to news stories and provided assistance to photographers, producers, anchors and production assistants. After completing the internship, she has continued to write for the news station and submits stories and posts to the online editor about events happening throughout the community.
Meagan was also recently selected to serve as a correspondent for her university’s television show, “The View from Hampton U.” She was a 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Journalism Award.
Meagan was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honors Society, and she is a member of the Hampton University Honors College and William R. Harvey Leadership Institute.
In her spare time, Meagan enjoys volunteering at the hospital in her hometown, Chesapeake, Va., and leading community outreach programs through her church. After completing the Semester in Washington Program, Meagan will be interning at Max Media, a radio station company, in Virginia Beach, Va.
After graduating from Hampton University in 2014, Meagan hopes to attend graduate school and earn a dual master of science in journalism and master of international affairs degree. She aspires to become a news reporter for a national news organization.