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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

    Seattle Now: School's out ... forever?

    School’s out for all of Washington state. For high school seniors, that means their last day of school has come months early. Today, a senior reflects on how her final year of school has been upended by a pandemic.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: The other frontline workers

    Delivery apps like Uber Eats and Grubhub say they're busier than ever with all of us staying inside and safely out of the way of coronavirus. But what about the driver who's dropping off your food?

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: The show must go online

    Concerts, movies, plays, the ballet... it’s all off-limits while we’re social distancing to beat a deadly virus, but the city's artists are determined to stay connected to their audience.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Amazon's corona conundrum

    Shopping on Amazon used to be a convenience — now, it’s a lifeline. People are relying on Amazon for food and other basic necessities, and that's putting the company in a tough situation.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Making it work (from home)

    The kids are home, the schools are closed and you have a Zoom meeting starting two minutes ago. Also: deadly virus. We'll get some lessons learned about balancing work and family in a pandemic from four Seattle moms of young children.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Progress report

    Definitely do not get too excited about it, but there are signs that all of the staying indoors and away from each other is having an impact. We check in on what the latest data says about how we're doing at flattening the coronavirus curve.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: The Peak

    A study out last week from the University of Washington predicts the Covid-19 outbreak could peak here in mid-April. Do hospitals have what they need?