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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: Coronavirus jams with KEXP's John Richards

    KEXP's morning show host John Richards has been helping listeners through breakups, deaths and loneliness for more than a decade — now they're going on a new journey together. Guest: John Richards, KEXP Morning Show DJ and Associate Program Director.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: I had coronavirus

    Be honest, how many times in the past few weeks have you suspected you had COVID-19? We talk with a Seattle woman who actually did have it, and recovered.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Checking in with Dr. Clyde

    Harvard infectious disease expert Dr. Clyde Crumpacker is back to assess the coronavirus situation here. And why can you still buy an N95 mask in a store when there aren't enough to go around at hospitals?

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Green Lake

    Public health experts say the extraordinary measures we're taking to slow the novel coronavirus could go on for months. We meet a UW psychologist at Green Lake to hear about ways to stay mentally healthy in an uncertain time.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Takeout's time to shine

    Foodies of Seattle, you still have options. But the city’s restaurants are down to skeleton crews and getting creative to survive a two-week shutdown. We'll meet one restaurant owner hoping your take-out business will help his business -- and remaining employees -- make it through.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Not having it

    Is there someone in your life who isn't taking the coronavirus situation as seriously as you would like them to? We talk about what you should know when trying to get through to them.

  • Seattle Now
    Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Jesus has entered the chat

    In a crisis, many people turn to their faith for strength and guidance. But the coronavirus pandemic is stopping congregations from... well, congregating. How are faith communities keeping themselves healthy and connected in the face of social distancing?