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Patricia Murphy

Host

About

Patricia Murphy is the host of Seattle Now, a daily news podcast.

Her interviews focus on experts and newsmakers. Previously you could find Patricia on the beat reporting on military and veteran affairs, justice, and health.

In 2018 Patricia received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a series about the motivations of young people who carry guns. In 2005 she received a national Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on injection drug use.

Though her first job in news was throwing hard copies of the Sunday paper from her bike, Patricia also graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Communications.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: she/her

Professional Affiliations: Dart Center, Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism

Podcasts

Stories

  • Casual Friday with Jodi-Ann Burey and Zaki Hamid

    This week… Money is a construct, apparently. Popular Seattle grocery co-op PCC has a request for its members: please spend more money at PCC. If you’ve got $5 million to spare, you can buy a brand-new penthouse condo on 3rd Avenue that comes with the use of a luxury sports car. And Bumbershoot is back… but where are all the Seattle-based headliners? Author and speaker Jodi-Ann Burey and KUOW Director of Community Engagement Zaki Hamid are here to break down the week.

  • Memorial Day: How vets are healing through stories

    It’s almost Memorial Day, a time set aside to remember people who’ve died in service of the country. It can be a particularly hard time for veterans, many of whom lost friends and loved ones during their time in service. Today, we revisit a story from last memorial day and speak to a mentor and veteran in The Red Badge project, an organization that helps veterans heal from loss through writing.

  • Memorial Day: How vets are healing through stories

    It’s almost Memorial Day, a time set aside to remember people who’ve died in service of the country. It can be a particularly hard time for veterans, many of whom lost friends and loved ones during their time in service. Today, we revisit a story from last memorial day and speak to a mentor and veteran in The Red Badge project, an organization that helps veterans heal from loss through writing.

  • Wednesday Evening Headlines

    Alki Beach and Golden Gardens to close early this summer, Amazon shareholders reject climate proposals, and Caitlin Clark takes on the Storm. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.

  • Visiting the world's largest rhododendron collection

    It’s spring, even if the weather hasn’t fully caught up yet. If there's one thing you can count on, besides postnasal drip, it’s rhododendrons. The showy blooms are all over town, and there are a lot more varieties than you think. Today, we're taking a fun trip to the botanical garden in Federal Way.

  • Tuesday Evening Headlines

    Seattle Police Captain sues Chief Diaz, wildfire season could be bad in Western WA, and Bumbershoot unveils lineup. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.

  • More people are dying on WA roads

    If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, buckle up and stay alert. Last year, 810 people died on roads in Washington State, the highest number of traffic fatalities since 1990. Seattle Times transportation reporter Nick Deshais explains what we know about the increase and what solutions are in the works.

  • Monday Evening Headlines

    Protest encampment comes down on UW campus, Samish Indian Nation opens new affordable housing project, and Bruce Nordstrom dies at age 90. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.

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    Auburn officer's trial tests deadly force law

    The murder trial against Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson is underway in Kent today. Arguments are centering around the officer’s training and the testimony of some key witnesses. It’s an important test of a voter initiative that made it easier to prosecute police officers who use deadly force. KUOW’s crime and law enforcement reporter Amy Radil will bring us up to speed on the case.