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.
The State Department of Corrections is being sued by a group of inmates who say they were arbitrarily placed in solitary after a non-violent food strike.
Some Washington state lawmakers want people convicted of felonies to have their voting rights restored as soon as they leave prison.
The Seattle fire department is investigating how a massive fire started in Ballard Monday afternoon. Officials say the cause remains undetermined but they think it’s likely connected to overheated electrical equipment.
After three student overdose deaths in the Seattle area, school administrators and public-health officials are warning parents to talk with their children about drugs.
Deaths from counterfeit fentanyl are rising in King County, especially among young people looking for a party high.
King County is a leader in addressing HIV, but a new national report points out where the county can do better.
Two new cases of vaping illness are being reported in Washington. One in King County and one in Mason County.
This latest lawsuit is over the administration's plans to redirect military funds to help pay for a wall on the southern border.
The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how man died after less than an hour in a holding cell.
The three possible new cases are in eastern Washington near Spokane. Earlier this week King County confirmed its first case in a teenager who said he was vaping nicotine.