Meg Gatto, FOX 8 New Orleans

Meg Gatto

FOX 8 New Orleans

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Recent:
  • FOX 8 New Orleans
Past:
  • WAFB
  • KPLC
  • KSLA News 12
  • WFSB Channel 3
  • WNEM TV5
  • WBTV News

Recent articles by Meg:

Violent crime wreaks mental havoc on victims

Carjackings, armed robberies, and murders are happening at an alarming rate in New Orleans and sometimes the crimes can have more than just physical ramifications. → Read More

NOPD losing another top cop; Sources say Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel heading to Knoxville as chief

Paul Noel, a 25-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, is expected to be named the new police chief in Knoxville, Tenn. → Read More

Family of woman brutally murdered in Mid City carjacking preparing to meet with D.A.’s office

Two weeks after Linda Frickey, 73, was dragged to death in a brutal Mid City carjacking, her family is preparing to meet with the district attorney’s office and they are looking for answers. → Read More

North Shore mom breaking barriers in the gym

A mother’s love knows no bounds. After receiving the surprise of a lifetime, one Northshore mom decided to dedicate her time to helping others. And it all begins in the gym. → Read More

Yorkie returned to owner after being snatched in French Quarter

Thunder the Boy Wonder was returned to his owner after thieves snatched him 10 days ago. → Read More

Lawmaker drafting legislation to address placement of whole home generators

A state representative wants to pass a new law to keep people safe from carbon monoxide, after our reports exposed how alarming levels of the odorless, colorless gas got into people's homes following Hurricane Ida. → Read More

St. Tammany official wants law changed pertaining to generator placement

The man in charge of permits for St. Tammany Parish wants to change parish law, to protect homeowners from dangerous carbon monoxide gases, after we detailed the problems following Hurricane Ida. Now, more people tell us they too had the dangerous chemicals seep into their homes. → Read More

Baton Rouge nurse on a personal mission to save lives amid the pandemic

A Baton Rouge woman is on a mission to get people vaccinated against Covid-19. For Carla Brown, this mission, is personal, saving lives. → Read More

Northshore teen and her mom urge vaccinations after battle with COVID

A healthy 15-year-old on the North Shore contracts COVID-19, leaving her incredibly ill for over a week. Now, her mom has a powerful message for those debating if they should vaccinate their kids. → Read More

Couple visiting New Orleans robbed inside Marriott hotel room

A couple in town for a convention says they woke up to find a burglar inside their Marriott hotel room over the weekend. → Read More

French Quarter residents concerned about safety amid sidewalk project

Neighbors call a sidewalk repair project in the French Quarter, a nightmare. In a FOX 8 Defenders report, they explain why they’re so upset as the work has halted with huge holes left behind. → Read More

The ties that bind: Long lost cousins find out they have been in each other’s live all along

A chance call five months ago changed the lives of two Northshore families. → Read More

Mount Carmel grad on the verge of winning worldwide baking competition

A Mount Carmel and LSU grad is within reach of beating out some 20,000 other people to be declared the greatest baker. Baleigh Callaghan credits the power of social media and a creative mind, for helping her get this far. → Read More

Local family extra thankful after daughter finishes cancer treatment

On this holiday, one local family is extra thankful. → Read More

Businesses learning to make it work amid pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on many businesses, some are actually thriving right now. Whether it’s because they’ve got a commodity that people want or they’ve adjusted their business model to fit this new world, they’re making it work. → Read More

Dedicated group of people provide critical lifeline for seniors amid pandemic

When the pandemic began, it threatened a critical lifeline for so many seniors in our area. But thanks to a special group of people, the elderly didn't go hungry. → Read More

9-year-old testifies before lawmakers after controversial BB gun suspension in virtual class

The Jefferson Parish nine-year-old who was suspended from school for having a BB gun in his home, testified before lawmakers in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. → Read More

Vandals cause thousands of dollars worth of damage at City Park

Vandals cause thousands of dollars worth of damage at City Park → Read More

New Orleans 311 hotline slammed with reports of non-compliant businesses

As COVID-19 cases across New Orleans continue to rise, the city’s 311 helpline to report non-compliant businesses, is slammed. → Read More

Four candidates vie for Orleans District Attorney’s seat

With the announcement that Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro is retiring, focus now shifts to the four candidates who qualified to take over his seat.With just 100 days until election day, FOX 8 political analyst Mike Sherman says the race is about to heat up, quickly. → Read More