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Megan Eckstein

Defense News


Last updated: Feb 29, 2024

Megan Eckstein is the naval warfare reporter for Defense News. She began writing about the Navy and Marine Corps in 2011, covering budgets and acquisition programs for Inside the Navy and then Defense Daily. She worked for USNI News from 2015 to 2021 as a reporter and editor, expanding her coverage to include naval operations, concepts, and international navies. Her reporting has taken her throughout Europe and into the Middle East (and to dozens of ships!). Prior to covering the Navy, Megan covered local military and veterans’ issues for the Frederick (Md.) New-Post. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Maryland. 

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