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.

Recent stories by Tom Murphy

Business Another profitable quarter, Rite Aid breaks out Another profitable quarter, Rite Aid breaks out
Rite Aid has left the recovery ward and appears ready to break into a sprint after booking its sixth straight quarterly profit and making a deal to strengthen the drugstore chain's foothold in the burgeoning health clinic market.
Business CVS goes cold turkey; may pressure rivals, or not CVS goes cold turkey; may pressure rivals, or not
It's probably too early to say, but major retailers will be paying close attention to the sales numbers after CVS Caremark pulls tobacco from its shelves by October.
Offbeat Condors to hold hairy back contest Condors to hold hairy back contest(Video)
The Bakersfield Condors are "back" at it with another offbeat promotion. On Friday night, the team is hosting a hairiest-back contest.
Business Walgreen fiscal 2Q profit drops less than 1 pct Walgreen fiscal 2Q profit drops less than 1 pct
Walgreen's fiscal second quarter earnings slipped compared with last year, as a slowdown in generic drug introductions and bad weather contributed to a performance that missed Wall Street's profit expectations.
Business EBay CEO Donahoe's total pay for 2013 sinks 53 percent EBay CEO Donahoe's total pay for 2013 sinks 53 percent
EBay Inc. CEO John J. Donahoe's total compensation for 2013 plunged 53 percent compared with 2012, when the e-commerce company gave its leader more than $23 million in stock awards.
Mornings Market Watch: Staples annouces it will close stores Market Watch: Staples annouces it will close stores(Video)
Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week and the latest evidence of a retail landscape that is being altered drastically by the way Americans shop.
Business Staples to close 225 stores as sales move online Staples to close 225 stores as sales move online
Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week.
Local & Regional CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won't affect its 2014 earnings forecast.