Catching up with Megan Cooper Broderick '98

Megan graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In New York City, she worked at Penguin Publishing House, then in NBC’s Page Program, on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” She worked in the New York office of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” before Ellen brought her to the show’s headquarters in Los Angeles, where Megan worked as a talent booker for five years. Megan returned to San Diego for graduate school at the University of San Diego. She and her husband, Danny, have three daughters, Molly, Brynn and Sawyer. They love the outdoors – hiking, skiing, swimming, and for Megan, running marathons.
Why marathons?
I started in college. I had the chance to run NYC twice and Boston once! My goal is to run 20, but I'm at 14 and getting tired.
How did you go from TV to school counseling?
I always planned to get my master's in marital and family therapy but decided to ride the TV wave. In 2008 I met my husband. He lived in San Diego, and I was in LA. We dated/were engaged long distance. I then applied for graduate school.
Did you ever imagine returning to Bishop’s?
I was in private practice when I heard from a former USD professor about the Bishop’s job. I interviewed, learned I was pregnant with our third daughter and started at Bishop's a few weeks later! I never thought I would work at Bishop's but once I started, I realized this was the reason I went back to school. This was the job, these were the kids. I love working here.
Describe your Bishop’s experience.
I felt so supported and loved. I’m still best friends with my high school friends; we’ve been in each other's weddings and are godparents of each other’s kids. The foundation laid here made me understand what it meant to be a good friend, hard working, kind and respectful. Bishop's helped me become the person I wanted to be long-term. I’m eternally grateful. We also had a LOT of fun – that's equally important!
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