Megan joined the 5NEWS team and sales team as a Local Sales Coordinator and Sales Talent in August of 2016. She grew up in Evening Shade, AR and graduated from Arkansas State University, Wolves Up! She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology.

During her time in college she had internships with both the Jonesboro Radio Group and with the Sun Belt Conference shooting sports features for ASU. Graddy worked at the local TV station, Region 8 News, as assistant producer where she formed unforgettable friends and learned valuable experience to help her excel in her future career path, leading her to 5NEWS.

Megan is the host of both Flavors and Adventure Arkansas so if you need to know anything about local food or adventures, she is your girl. She enjoys being involved with the community and helping local businesses flourish through her work.

The only thing Megan enjoys more than watermelon from her high school alma mater, Cave City, is spending time with her family and exploring her new home in NWA.

You can watch Megan on the weekend morning news and Monday at noon!

If you have a suggestion or segment idea for Megan, email her at or follow her facebook page for her latest segments.

Recent Articles
  • Adventure Arkansas: Solar Eclipse DIY

    Hey guys, Megan Graddy here for this week’s Adventure Arkansas. It’s no surprise that there is a shortage on approved eclipse glasses with the solar eclipse quickly approaching today we are going to talk about some alternate options and safety tips! A solar eclipse is caused by the Moon passing between the Earth and sun casting a shadow on the earth. The sun’s rays can damage your eyes. So, here are some Safe Solar Viewing Tips: Do not look directly […]

  • Six Hours Of Sleep As Bad As Drinking

    New research shows being awake for 18 hours has roughly the same effect on your brain function as getting drunk. That means driving while you’re sleep deprived is nearly the same as driving intoxicated. Lack of sleep could also eventually lead to long-term effects like obesity, depression, heart attacks and strokes. Some advice: Avoid taking a nap in the afternoon, wear an eye mask, or use earplugs to sleep better.

  • Social Smoking Just As Bad As Smoking Daily

    A new study finds even if you just smoke once in a while it can be just as detrimental to your health as if you smoked every single day This is according to researchers at the Ohio State University. They found social smokers experienced the same health conditions that daily smokers have. These are issues like experiencing hypertension, high cholesterol, and other conditions that lead to heart disease.

  • New FDA Smoking Rules

    The food and drug administration is considering some of the biggest changes to the tobacco industry, in decades. The main proposal calls for companies to reduce the nicotine content in smoking products. The FDA commissioner said they want to make cigarettes less addictive. The FDA is also seeking further study on smokeless alternatives, like nicotine patches and vaping.

  • Benefits of Cutting Sugar Out Of Your Life

    Slashing your sugar intake could help boost your health – in just two weeks! A new study said cutting back on the sweet stuff may lead to quicker weight loss and lowered risk of health complications. According to research published the American Osteopathic Journal, high fructose corn syrup actually accelerates sugar conversion to fat; increasing the chances of obesity, fatty liver disease, and type-2 diabetes. The study suggests eliminating sugar from your food is easier than counting calories or dieting […]

  • Flavors: Stone Mill Bread Celebrates 20 Years And New Bentonville Location

    Hey guys Megan Graddy here for this week’s Flavors we visited Bentonville at the Stone Mill Café where they are celebrating 20 years of serving their community and their recent expansion to Bentonville. “Well where great taste comes naturally is the slogan that has been used at Stone Mill Bread for 20 years,” said Terry Comer, Owner of Stone Mill Café. But their family tradition has just begun… “To be able to be connected with the great icon that Stone […]

  • Ozark Natural Foods – Hey Good Cookin’ – Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

    This week’s Hey Good Cookin’ is perfect for the hot summer days we have been facing and it’s full of fresh local produce. Check out this Traditional Spanish Gazpacho, served cold and it gets better the longer it sits before serving! Traditional Spanish Gazpacho Ingredients 2 lbs. ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered 2 garlic cloves, roughly minced ½ white onion, roughly chopped 1 green bell pepper 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped ¼ t cumin 2 T red wine […]

  • Flavors: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

    The Fayetteville Farmer’s Market has been providing local produce and products to the community since 1973 with a 4 county radius of farmers… “We want it to be locally grown and there is such a clamor to get into the market it’s nice to have some geographical boundaries; and that was put in place since the founding documents of the market in 1974,” said Mark Cain. And this market is unique because… “It’s all grown by the people who are […]

  • Vegetarians More Likely to Be Depressed

    Researchers in England found that vegetarians and vegans were twice as likely to suffer from depression than diners who eat meat. They discovered that more than half of the vegans they studied were deficient in vitamin B 12. That nutrient may be linked to mental health. The eating habits of 10,000 subjects were reviewed for the study.

  • Ozark Diamonds Service Unit – Girl Scouts – Bentonville

    Segment Sponsored By: Breeden

  • McKinster & Sutton – Muldrow Paws Program – Muldrow

    Segment Sponsored By: Breeden

  • Marijuana And High Blood Pressure

    People are increasingly turning to marijuana for medicinal purposes, but recreational use may cause a real medical problem. Cardiologists said people who smoke pot are at increased risk for dangerously high blood pressure. In fact, marijuana users are three times more likely to die from hypertension. The European journal of preventive cardiology reports on the dangers of marijuana; they said it may be worse for the heart than smoking cigarettes.