Megan Sadler


Megan Sadler (She/Her/Hers) is a Knoxville journalist who has dedicated her career to serving the East Tennessee community through writing. 

Sadler is a first-generation college graduate with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee and hopes to continue her education to pursue a career in law. However, as a Tennessee native and passionate writer, she expects to never stop telling the stories of those in her community. 

In the past, Sadler held roles as a producer and digital content specialist at WATE, WVLT, and Discovery Inc. where she was able to foster a connection with East Tennessee news consumers that helped her understand the needs and desires of readers throughout the region. She deeply believes in the phrase “y’all means all,” and strives to represent all community members and serve as a medium for their stories to be heard. 

Her past reporting includes a deep dive into the state of Knoxville’s mental health care, the murder trial of Joel Guy Jr., and all things related to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

When she is not working on a story, Sadler works in Knox County Schools classrooms and spends time at home with family, including her cat named Garlic Aioli, who was adopted through Feral Feline Friends. She is passionate about supporting Feral Feline Friends in their work to find homes for homeless cats and kittens.

Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, yoga, baking, and reading fantasy novels such as The Witcher, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. She also enjoys video games, and her Spotify playlist currently features Phoebe Bridgers, Marina, and Girl in Red. Her favorite way to relax is by going to the movie theater to enjoy a horror movie.

Sadler is proud to be a VFL and works hard to Give Her All For Tennessee every day.