MEGHAN MCCORKELL |
Meghan is an adventurer who loves to call Baltimore home.
A lover of the literary and creative culture, and the warm and authentic people who live here, Meghan is a great resource for young professionals in the city.
Email Meghan: mmccorkell[at]prattlibrary[dot]org
How interesting!: While working as a news reporter, Meghan chased serial killers across state lines, met celebrities on the red carpet, and stood her ground during natural disasters!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I moved to Baltimore in 2012 to work at WJZ-TV as a Reporter. Then I changed professions, and now I’m the Marketing & Communications Director for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. I live in Canton and enjoy running and checking out the latest shops and restaurants, and volunteering.
What’s your connection to Baltimore?
I’m so fortunate to work at the Enoch Pratt Free Library; I love helping people. I truly believe in the Library’s mission and I’m so proud of the work done at all 22 of our locations. Where else can an adult get a book…. a person in need find a social worker or a lawyer…. and a parent bring their child for tutoring or story time… all in one place? The Library is really powerful that way!
What do you like about Baltimore?
I love the people here. Once, I was on a tough run and a total stranger high-fived me. I laugh with the people at the farmers market each week. People say ‘good morning’ while walking the promenade. There is a ‘realness’ in the people of Baltimore that isn’t really there in other cities.
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
Pratt Contemporaries: Before working at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, I was a member of the Pratt Contemporaries, the library’s young professional philanthropy group. It is an amazing group of young professionals motivated to make Baltimore a better place by supporting the Library. My connection with the group ultimately led to me working for the Library, which is a dream job. The Black and White Party is a can’t-miss event for young professionals in Baltimore! I’ve seen the impact of the money raised by Pratt Contemporaries in our community. This year, the funds went towards supporting the new Teen Wing at the Central Library, making improvements at the neighborhood branches, expanding our diverse book collection, and funding STEM programs and author visits. Every dollar makes a big difference!