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Meymo Lyons

Managing Editor

Meymo Lyons has been pivotal in transforming WAMU 88.5 News into a vibrant, fast-paced newsroom with a strong focus on accountability journalism. Lyons joined the station in 2007 as Assignment Editor and was tasked with the goal of creating a news operation combining the best in-depth, long-form stories with the most relevant daily news coverage.

Under her guidance, WAMU 88.5 News has gained a reputation as one of the most hardworking and enterprising news teams in the business. Promoted to Managing Editor in 2012, Lyons oversees a team of reporters recognized as creative storytellers and experts on their beats.

Since then, they have won numerous awards, including two National Society of Professional Journalist Awards; a National Edward R. Murrow Award for a joint investigation with the Center for Public Integrity; 11 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards; and 34 Regional Associated Press Awards, including Outstanding News Operation of the year in 2014.

Lyons is an award-winning radio and television journalist in her own right with 27 years of experience in broadcast news, much of leading successful newsrooms in Michigan. She served 13 years as a member of the board of The Associated Press Broadcast Association of Michigan, and was president of the board for five years. She is currently a member of the board for The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcast Association.


Articles Written by Meymo Lyons

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The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery.This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 9 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.The ticket lottery opens online at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday and runs thr...
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The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery.This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 9 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.The ticket lottery opens online at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday and runs thr...
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An inmate has testified that his former cellmate, who is on trial for murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy, confessed to the killing.Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran immigrant, is charged with the murder and attempted sexual assault of Levy in 2001. Levy's disappearance became international news after she was romantically linked with then Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif). He was on...
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The FBI is linking a shooting at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, Va., to four other similar incidents at military-related buildings in the Washington area.The FBI says "all five incidents are linked" because "the weapon matches" in all of the incidents. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin is not releasing details about the type or caliber of the weapon.But...
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Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almost 55 percent of people who voted on the question supported holding a constitutional conve...
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Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almost 55 percent of people who voted on the question supported holding a constitutional conve...
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One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian immigrant Ingmar Guandique, who is accused of killing Levy.Her disappearance made hea...
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One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian immigrant Ingmar Guandique, who is accused of killing Levy.Her disappearance made hea...
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Someone hung a doll from a noose in front of an African-American church on Laurel Park Drive in Maryland sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning. A maintenance man discovered the doll hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church.Public Information Officer Jim Collins says this was not an impromptu prank--someone spent time on the details. The large, brown clot...
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Someone hung a doll from a noose in front of an African-American church on Laurel Park Drive in Maryland sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning. A maintenance man discovered the doll hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church.Public Information Officer Jim Collins says this was not an impromptu prank--someone spent time on the details. The large, brown clot...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from those weighing in on the issue alone. It's a significant qualifier because many people of...
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Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from those weighing in on the issue alone. It's a significant qualifier because many people of...
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A Prince George's County police detective accused of reselling guns seized from criminals has been indicted on 13 counts of theft and misconduct in office. Juan Carter was suspended last year. He has been ordered held on $200,000 bond.The indictment stems from an internal investigation into the theft of several confiscated guns. Chief Roberto Hylton says investigators believe C...
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Detectives in Montgomery County, Md., are investigating the death of an American University professor. The body of Sue Marcum, an A.U. accounting professor at the Kogod School of Business, was discovered in her home in the 6200 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda this morning.A release from the Montgomery County Police Department says a preliminary investigation revealed ...
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Maryland's first casino is on a winning streak bringing more than $2 million in revenue from the get-go. That's according to the Maryland Lottery, which says the Hollywood Casino Perryville brought in more money than state officials expected--at least during its first four days of operation.The casino opened on Sept. 27, three days earlier than scheduled. It has 1,500 slot mach...
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Virginia must come up with nearly $1 million to care for patients at a state-run geriatric psychiatric center this month after losing its certification from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.The federal agency pulled the Medicaid funding after Eastern State Hospital's Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center failed to get re-certified by Tuesday. The agency de-certified ...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson has agreed to testify on behalf of residents attempting to block the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield in northern Virginia.McPherson will testify that the Wal-Mart site in Locust Grove was blood-soaked ground in the Battle of the Wilderness and not simply a staging area for the 1864 ...