Meghan Yost was born and raised right here in Connecticut. She joined the WTNH / CT Style team in early 2014 as a behind-the-scenes multimedia journalist/producer and transitioned to an on-camera role two years later.
As a multimedia journalist, Meghan shoots, writes and edits her reports. As her colleague Ryan Kristafer says, she’s like the “Swiss Army Knife of TV.”
Meghan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut. She began her career at The Day newspaper in New London and then moved south to Orlando to work most notably as a medical reporter at Ivanhoe Broadcast News and then a special projects producer at Fox 35 Orlando.
8 Things you didn’t know about Meghan Yost
Favorite memory / story from working in TV news?
Traveling to Spain to put together health/medical reports for Ivanhoe, and sitting in the front row of the courtroom during the Casey Anthony trial in Orlando, Fla. It was fascinating, sad and an experience I will never forget.
What inspired you to work in news?
I started journaling when I was a little kid. Whenever I went on vacation with my family, I would write everything we did down in notebooks (which I still have). I was also a fan of the TV show ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ and wanted to be a newspaper reporter just like Lois Lane.
What is your favorite restaurant in New Haven?
Barcelona, because it encompasses three things I love: Spain, red wine and tapas.
Who is your favorite musician/band and/or best concert you ever been to?
Orlando Calling in 2011 (re: The Killers, The Roots, Kid Cudi, Gavin Degraw to name a few acts), and Kenny Chesney at the Mohegan Sun Arena in 2017.
What’s the best dish you can make?
I love making plant-based foods, and often share my recipes on my blog http://MeghanYost.com. One of my favorite recipes is my vegan, gluten-free carrot cake with cashew frosting (don’t knock it ‘til you try it!)
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
So many places, so little time!! I’d go back to Kinsale, Ireland – a quaint little village by the sea; Italy or Spain; but I would also love to explore southeast Asia – Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam (thank you to the late, great Anthony Bourdain for the inspiration).
What’s something you don’t know about me?
A few fun facts:
1) I’ve lived in Hawaii.
2) I worked at Disney World as a character performer.
3) I was an extra in a movie with Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road – filmed here in Connecticut). Leo touched my back in one scene!
What are your hobbies / hidden talents?
In the summer, you can find me at one of the beautiful beaches here in Connecticut (especially my hometown beach in Waterford) or hanging out with my husband and family. In the winter I like to ski. Hidden talent: Multitasking. I’ve been known to operate two cameras at once while interviewing someone.