Meg Gatto

Meg Gatto

Meg Gatto is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning reporter and anchor. She joined the FOX 8 team in March 2011 and can be seen on FOX 8 Morning Edition.

Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Meg followed in the footsteps of her parents, moving to New Orleans to attend college. She graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She knew at a young age she wanted to become a reporter and sought out numerous internships and opportunities to fulfill that dream. Along the way, she made lasting friendships that have helped her as her career progressed.

After a two-year stint in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Meg made the move back to New Orleans.

Over the years, she’s covered a number of high-profile stories including the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, the Danziger Bridge trial, BP oil spill, and countless hurricanes.

Meg has been nominated for numerous Suncoast Regional Emmy awards and Louisiana Associated Press Awards. She’s also been recognized by the New Orleans Press Club for her work, including winning awards for breaking news story of the year and general news, among others.

She earned her regional Murrow award for an investigation into the New Orleans Police Department. In her spare time, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters while also volunteering with a number of non-profits that are near to her heart.

Recent Articles by Meg

  French Quarter residents concerned about safety amid sidewalk project

  The Ties That Bind: Long lost cousins find out they have been in each other’s lives all along

  Mount Carmel grad on the verge of winning worldwide baking competition

  Local family extra thankful after daughter finishes cancer treatment

  Businesses learning to make it work amid pandemic

  Dedicated group of people provide critical lifeline for seniors amid pandemic

9-year-old testifies before lawmakers after controversial BB gun suspension in virtual class

  Vandals cause thousands of dollars worth of damage at City Park

  New Orleans 311 hotline slammed with reports of non-compliant businesses

  Four candidates vie for Orleans District Attorney’s seat

  Local musician wants guns in exchange for trumpets

  Blaine Kern, “Mr. Mardi Gras” dies at 93

  Airbnb offering housing for medical workers and essential workers

Ochsner Health System CEO says COVID-19 cases going down, but serious financial hit coming

  Ochsner brings in more workers after 50 employees test positive for COVID-19

Joseph Storey Charbonnet to reign as Rex 2020

  Family searches for answers 5 years after Hano officer’s murder

  Dancing with a purpose: Woman with down syndrome teaches dance class

  NYX to honor Nancy Parker with new playground and signature throw

  WATCH: Two robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans East store

  Armstrong International offers remote check in for travelers

  Thibodaux family takes the bull riding world by storm

  July 10 rains flooded hundreds of cars in New Orleans

  New Orleans leans on new methods to stop juvenile crime

  $8 million needed to repair Jefferson Parish landfill

  Hundreds attend memorial for bicyclists killed after Endymion parade

  FOX 8 Defenders: Tree grows out of pothole left untouched for years

  Former Mardi Gras Indian chief speaks out against violence in Central City

  Work progresses on Causeway Bridge safety improvements

  Louisiana senators Cassidy, Kennedy react to SOTU address