We don’t just tell you the news you already know – we tell you the news you want to know.  We produce original reporting focused on everyday Virginians and the issues that matter to them. We tell it like it is – writing and sharing the stories that matter to you.

As the number of local news outlets declines in Virginia and across the country and the amount of digital information surges, it’s hard to know where to turn. We want to fill the gap – and your social feeds – with content that is thoughtful, engaging, inspiring and motivating.

We’ll bring you the story behind the story and explore how our readers’ lives are impacted by the news of the day. Our reporting is honest, to-the-point and in the service of our readers.

Connect with us at info@vadogwood.com.



Meghan McCarthy

Managing Editor

Meghan is managing editor at the Dogwood and is based in Alexandria. Prior to the Dogwood, Meghan was the Chief Content Officer and Cofounder of Morning Consult, where she built and led the company’s media enterprise, reaching over 250,000 government and business leaders daily with coverage and analysis of the biggest issues in business, politics, and policy. Meghan also spent six years covering Congress at National Journal and Congressional Quarterly, with a focus on health policy. Meghan’s work has been featured on C-SPAN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among other national news outlets.  

Elle Meyery


Elle is a reporter for Dogwood and our national site, COURIER. Before joining Courier Newsroom, Elle worked as a reporter for The Montgomery Sentinel in Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and a native of Portland.