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 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.
MIT whistleblower details how donations from Jeffery Epstein were kept secret, alleges he acted as a go-between for wealthy donors like Bill Gates.
A new study from UW Medicine finds chronic pain patients who stop using opioids are at significant risk for overdose. Dr. Joe Merrill, one of the study’s authors, said prescribers are aware of the risks of taking this medication, but some may not understand the risks of stopping.
The King County Council will consider a motion that would direct the Executive to explore training ride share drivers to spot sex trafficking.
It was a tough crowd Thursday night at Seattle City Hall. Young voters from several local community groups organized a forum for candidates for city and county elections.
A Seattle civilian panel wants a federal judge to reject Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan to address police accountability.
A new audit finds that the Veterans Health Administration is inappropriately denying claims for emergency care. The audit from the Office of Inspector General involves care at non-VA facilities.
A Snohomish County jury found William Earl Talbott II guilty in June for the 1987 murders of a young couple from Victoria, British Columbia.
William Talbott II, who was found guilty two weeks ago of murdering a young Canadian couple on an overnight road trip to Seattle, has asked for a new trial.