Megan Hughes is a Washington D.C.-based correspondent for Bloomberg Television. Hughes covers all aspects of government including regulatory reform, lobbying, tax policy and healthcare legislation. Hughes is also a reporter for Bloomberg Government, or BGOV, Bloomberg's data, research and news product offering exclusive insight into the intersection of business and government policy.
Hughes has reported extensively from the campaign trail of the 2012 presidential election. She provided live coverage of the Super Tuesday primary from the battleground state of Ohio and was stationed in Iowa for the state's caucus in January. Hughes also covered the U.S. Supreme Court hearing of the Affordable Care Act, state labor disputes and the showdowns over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin and Ohio. In 2011, she interviewed governors from around the country at the National Governors Association meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2011, Hughes covered politics in Washington D.C. for CNN Newsource, Hearst and Bloomberg. Prior to that, Hughes served as a Washington correspondent for Cox Media Group, where she covered the 2008 Presidential election, President Obama's inauguration, the Virginia Tech shootings and other stories for Cox television affiliates around the country. Hughes has also reported internationally, covering world events and feature stories from South Africa, Thailand, South Korea and more. Earlier in her career, Hughes reported for WRAL-TV in Raleigh and WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Hughes earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University, majoring in journalism with a concentration in political science.