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.
A Seattle mom held off on vaccinating her kids because she was concerned about their fledgling immune systems. Then she got cancer.
Research on a lifetime flu vaccine just got a major boost, thanks to a 45 million dollar grant to The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
A requirement that most school aged children be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella is inching closer to becoming law in Washington state. A version of the bill passed the Senate last night.
State leaders say proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would harm Washington’s most vulnerable.
Prison facilities in Washington will no longer be allowed to accept used reading materials donated to prisoners.
A Senate committee plans to vote Monday on a bill that would eliminate personal and philosophical exemptions to vaccines.
A recent report from an independent monitor found that the county used solitary confinement on 15 young people over a 5 month period.
Two years ago the King County Council banned the use solitary confinement on young people. But a new report says it’s still happening.
Under state law, many criminal convictions can be vacated. Now King County wants to help more people clear their records.
After June called five times on St. Patrick’s Day, saying she was suicidal, she was charged with false reporting, a misdemeanor crime.