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Patricia Murphy

Reporter

About

Patricia Murphy is an enterprise reporter for KUOW. Patricia is currently reporting on justice and public health.

Previously she was part of two collaborative projects focusing on military and veterans affairs. The American Homefront Project is a partnership between public radio stations KUOW, WUNC, KPCC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Back at Base is a collaboration between National Public Radio and seven member stations including KUOW.

Patricia is an award-winning radio journalist and news anchor. Patricia’s first job in radio news was at WBUR Boston in 1994. She’s worked at KUOW since 2000.

Patricia’s series “Less than Honorable,” investigated how the military handles more than 3,000 sexual assault cases each year.

Her 2011 collaboration with the Seattle Times, “The Weight of War,” looked at heavy loads carried by troops and the increase in chronic orthopedic injuries as a result; the series won a national award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the Association of Healthcare Journalists.

She also received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary on IV drug use and has had her work recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2012, Patricia was inducted into the Dart Society, a network of journalists who cover trauma, conflict and social injustice.

Patricia holds a B.A. from Emerson College in Boston.

Podcasts

Stories

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    A Covid-19 time capsule

    It's been almost a year since the first Covid patient was diagnosed in Everett. We look back with Robin Addison, who led the specially trained team that cared for him, and share snippets from a Seattle Now pilot episode recorded before the show launched.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella'

    A new comic book tells stories of Black boys and girls growing up in Seattle's South End. We talk with Chukundi Salisbury, creator of 'The Adventures of Lil Big Fella.'

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday with Tan Vinh and Casey Martin

    Howling winds, a river of rain and a twice impeached President. KUOW's Casey Martin and Seattle Times food and drink writer Tan Vinh break down another hectic news week. Support the show by making a gift to KUOW: http://bit.ly/seattlenow

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    So far it's slow going for vaccines

    Covid vaccines were supposed to be the hopeful kickoff to 2021, but the rollout is going far slower than planned. The good news? Mass vaccination sites are on their way.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal on impeachment

    The House of Representatives is set to make history today when it votes whether to impeach President Trump for a second time. We'll talk with Seattle congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about why she's voting yes.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    State lawmakers meet amid pandemic, protest

    Security checkpoints ringed the Capitol as the state legislative session got underway on Monday, and the FBI is warning of more armed demonstrations to come. We’ll talk with KUOW’s Casey Martin and Austin Jenkins about the first day of business in Olympia.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Chaos in D.C.

    A politically charged mob, egged on by the sitting president, overruns the U.S. Capitol and brings democracy to a halt. We hear how it went for our state's congressional delegation and get perspective from University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara.