Meredith Land

NBC News Anchor

When Meredith Land isn’t co-anchoring the NBC 5 News on weeknights, she volunteers with Dallas nonprofits and spends quality time with her two children and husband.

Her journalism career began with an internship in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Once she reported live on a hurricane, she was hooked, and the rest was history.

Meredith and her Grandmother.
(PHOTO: Courtesy)

Land then worked as the education reporter for WCBD in Charleston before becoming its single news anchor. Four years later, she landed in Dallas as the youngest person to be hired for an anchor position at NBC 5.

“I really think my general success in TV has been by just being willing to go the extra mile, work the extra hours, ask for the pipe dream interview, and have my hand raised,” Land said.

However, her devotion to the community isn’t exclusive to the TV screen. She co-chairs the National Advisory Board for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

“Medicine has long been tailored toward men, from research to prescription drugs,” Land said. “We are raising funds and awareness to break the gender bias because we all know that X does not equal Y.”

Land’s charity involvement began as she emceed local charity events, and the local groups’ causes stuck with her, such as MD Anderson, Interfaith Family Services, and Deck My Room. Her previous affiliations have included the Salvation Army, and she recently got involved in the Children’s Cancer Fund through a family friend.

In 2022, she was named one of Crystal Charity Ball’s “10 Best Dressed” — a fashion show lineup of 10 of Dallas’s most fashionable and philanthropic women.

Land continues to prioritize family time, self-care, and friendships despite her busy schedule.

“[My family has] rolled with the changes and off hours,” Land said. “I really think it has given us an appreciation for the time we get together, and the hard stories that I’ve covered have given us grounding and gratitude.”

Find Meredith Land on her newsfeed Instagram, which grew during the pandemic and keeps her connected to the community, @TheLandlineNews: “I’ve learned that there is a great desire for people to simply know what’s going on without spin.”

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