Megan Schellong

Morning Edition Producer

Megan Schellong is the local producer for Morning Edition on WKAR.

Megan joined WKAR and MSU ComArtSci in April 2021.

Megan comes to WKAR from WLNS-TV in Lansing, where she was a digital content producer.

Prior to that, Megan was a fill-in producer for KPCC in Southern California. Her work has been featured on NPR, BBC, and USATODAY College. Megan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in journalism.

Megan is the creator of the podcast Adoption Rewind. Her hobbies include baking, running, and photography.

Ways to Connect

photo of the MSU rock with the message, "hate has no home here and you can't erase us."
Megan Schellong / WKAR

The Michigan State University Rock is generating conversation about race and equity on its campus.

The rock has been painted over multiple times since the start of Pride Month, and now student groups at the school are demanding a response from MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr.

Photo Credit: McCoy Khamphouy / Album Art by Ryan Harrison

There's been an increase in violence directed against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. In Michigan, one jazz musician is finding his own way to bring awareness to the xenophobia.

police car
Courtesy / East Lansing Police Dept.

An East Lansing committee is proposing a police oversight commission made up entirely of volunteer community members.

The group would be tasked with investigating incidents involving force, conducting research on police performance, and making information on police activity accessible to the public.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

The City of East Lansing is directing money made from Michigan's marijuana tax into resources for people struggling with drug abuse.

a person with curly hair uses a virtual reality headset with goggles worn over their eyes.
Photo courtesy of CANVA

In the wake of last year’s police killing of George Floyd, colleges and universities across the country are focusing more attention on improving equity and diversity.

Some take the form of online classes or videos, but there are now some other options.

A team of researchers at Michigan State University is using virtual reality to help recognize unconscious biases.

Photo of a face mask.
Photo courtesy of CANVA

Ingham County's top health official says it's not yet time to relax indoor mask requirements.

Speaking at a media briefing Tuesday, Health Officer Linda Vail said other states in the country are in a different situation than Michigan.

Hand wearing a medical glove holding a vial labled "COVID-19 vaccine," a syringe is out of focus in the background
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The Islamic Center of East Lansing wants to make it easier for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

The center is holding a walk-in vaccination clinic during  Friday prayer.

WKAR File Photo

Lansing Community College will host a virtual commencement this month in place of an in-person ceremony.

School officials cite health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic in cancelling the in-person event for the second year in a row.

Lansing skyline
WKAR File Photo

A new report analyzing more than 40 different aspects of the Lansing region's economy has found four main areas for improvement.

They include population growth, educational attainment, private sector growth and affordability.

Image of a medical professional administers a vaccine wearing blue globes.
Courtesy / CANVA

Starting Tuesday, May 4, Michigan State University is resuming its walk-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, faculty, and staff.

No appointment is necessary and walk-ins will be taken from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

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