Tom Murphy

Anchor and Reporter

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
Anchor and Reporter

I'm thrilled to join Eyewitness News and the best team in Kern County. Go easy on me though, I'm a long way from home.

Born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, I'm an East Coast guy at heart. While I'm from the "Garden State," it hasn't been a garden variety journey to California.

In 2010, I started as an anchor, reporter and producer at WBKB in Alpena, Mich. In one of the smallest markets in the country, the running joke was WBKB stood for "We Barely Know Broadcasting." I was ready to get my shot at a long-time goal of being on air working in broadcasting. Alpena will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was a great place to grow and get my start. But I'm excited to say good-bye to snow and hello to Bakersfield.

Before shipping up to Alpena, I attended the University of Miami in Florida. I graduated from "The U" in May of 2010 with majors in broadcast journalism and English literature. While in the 305, I was an anchor for the award-winning "SportsDesk," as well as a reporter for the Emmy-nominated "Newsvision."

I'm proud to be a Miami Hurricane and can't wait for the Canes to contend in the ACC this year. I'm a sports fanatic and it's not just my alma mater. My teams are the New York Giants (Super Bowl champs), New Jersey Devils, New York Yankees (27 Titles and counting) and New York Knicks (we're working on it).

If you want to chat friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @Tmurph2010, or email me tmurphy@bakersfieldnow.com. You can watch me at noon and some weeknights on Eyewitness News.

Recent stories by Tom Murphy

Business Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad image Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad image
"I'm just like, 'Come on!'" she says. "I get what's going on, but can you see it's a store?" Brent says she wants to rename her store, in southern California, to avoid any confusion with the group sometimes called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Business Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation
Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Business Walgreen adds activist hedge fund founder to board Walgreen adds activist hedge fund founder to board
Walgreen has named Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein to its board, and the activist investor will get a say in choosing at least one additional director for the nation's largest drugstore chain.
Health CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early (Video)
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
Business Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill
Walgreen plans to keep its roots firmly planted in the United States, saying it will no longer pursue an overseas reorganization that would have trimmed its U.S. taxes but drew political scorn.
Business Walgreen CFO leaves, replaced with Kraft exec Walgreen CFO leaves, replaced with Kraft exec
Walgreen's top financial officer is leaving the largest U.S. drugstore chain as it nears a key decision about its future that could involve a politically touchy overseas reorganization.
Business Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June Pharmacy sales boost major drugstores in June
A jump in pharmacy revenue fueled June sales growth for two of the nation's largest drugstore chains, and they may start adding gains from the health care overhaul later this year.
Business Walgreen 3rd quarter profit jumps but misses expectations Walgreen 3rd quarter profit jumps but misses expectations
Walgreen's fiscal third quarter earnings jumped 16 percent compared with last year, aided in part by a lower income tax rate, but the nation's largest drugstore chain missed Wall Street's expectations.