Tom Murphy

Reporter/Anchor

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
Reporter/Anchor

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 Mall operator launches $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich Mall operator launches $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich
Simon Property Group has launched a hostile bid worth about $16 billion for Macerich Co. after saying the rival mall operator refused to discuss a combination. A deal would combine two of the largest mall operators in the United States.
National & World Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location
The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was expected to grow by four more plants over the weekend, including the largest refinery in the U.S., the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.
Business Rite Aid spends $2 billion on push into pharmacy benefit management Rite Aid spends $2 billion on push into pharmacy benefit management
Drugstore chain Rite Aid will use a $2 billion purchase of EnvisionRx to stretch its reach into managing pharmacy benefits in a deal that also builds its stake in two hot growth areas, specialty pharmaceuticals and Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Technology Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers
Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.
Business Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers (Video)
The nation's second-largest insurer said it has yet to find any evidence that medical information like insurance claims or test results was targeted or taken in a "very sophisticated" cyberattack that it discovered last week. It also said credit card information wasn't compromised, either.
Business Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.
Business Walgreen fiscal 1st-quarter profit jumps 16 percent Walgreen fiscal 1st-quarter profit jumps 16 percent
Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump first-quarter expectations, and the nation's largest drugstore chain said Tuesday that a major acquisition expected to stoke its global reach and buying clout should close next week.