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

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WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office.
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.
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.