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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

By Meymo LyonsThe director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says localities can't opt out of a federal program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests. ICE Director John Morton says the agency's agreement for the Secure Communities program is with the state, not the indi...
By Meymo LyonsMaryland is becoming the first state in the nation to make absentee ballots available online. The University of Maryland's Center for American Politics and Citizenship is making the ballots available in a partnership with the Maryland State Board of Elections.Ballots will be available on the Maryland Elections Center We...
By Meymo LyonsMontgomery County police say they have arrested a man they believe has been involved in a series of tire-slashings that appear to target Hispanic residents. 52-year-old Steven Ray Armstrong of Silver Spring, is accused of vandalizing the cars of 21 different people.Police say the majority of the victims were Hispanic. One victim, a 36-year-old man, told pol...
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay to Richmond. The public meeting this evening at the University of Richmond is one in a series scheduled in Virginia by the agency, which plans to put the bay on a "pollution diet."At a mee...
The Prince George's County Council is holding a public hearing tonight on a new transportation plan. Prince George's County is adding some more transit to its 171 page master plan including a Purple Line from New Carrollton to Westphalia and National Harbor and a Green Line extension to Fort Meade via Konterra. The plan is in line with the county's overall growth policy, which has sta...
A sixth person who worked at the State Department has pleaded guilty to sneaking a peek at celebrity passport files. Karal Busch admitted her curiosity got the best of her when she looked at more than 64 passport applications submitted by famous Americans. The files contain a photo of the applicant and personal information protected by federal privacy laws. State Department employees ...
A former surgical resident has sued Johns Hopkins Hospital, saying he was fired for refusing to lie on a survey that could have damaged the hospital's reputation.Dr. Oscar Serrano claims that surgical residents were coached on how to respond to a survey by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He says he refused to go along with the coached answers and was f...
Virginia's House speaker is calling for an ethics investigation into an influential fellow Republican. Speaker William Howell asked the House Ethics Advisory Panel to investigate whether Del. Phillip Hamilton violated laws concerning conflicts of interest when he asked for a job at the Old Dominion University center a few months before using his position to direct $500,000 toward its ...
The Environmental Protection Agency says it's putting the Chesapeake Bay on a pollution diet. The federal agency used the Twitter social networking site to ''tweet'' the message to its followers on the site. The message tells followers to ''See our new Web site about the Chesapeake Bay's innovative TMDL ''pollution diet.'' TMDL stands for total maximum daily loads, the limits it is de...