Joan Murray

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Joan Murray is an award winning reporter who joined CBS Miami in August 2001 shortly before the September 11th attacks.  She was among the first to report the South Florida connection to the terrorists.

In her many years reporting in South Florida she has covered hurricanes, fires and floods, school issues, government and breaking news.

Much of her work concentrates on the Broward community where she has proudly called home for the past 20 years.

Joan is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J. where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

She began her career in upstate Pennsylvania where she reported and anchored.  Joan won an Associated Press award for feature reporting and a National Press Club award for Consumer reporting.

Along the way she has held Anchor and reporting positions in Raleigh, North Carolina and West Palm Beach.

She also spent five years in Florida’s capital working for a national News service covering state politics and breaking news in the Southern United States including the Amtrak train disaster and the trial of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega for drug trafficking and money laundering.

In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world with her husband and son!

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Marijuana (Source: CBS4)

Proposed Pot Possession Change Clears 1st Hurdle In Broward

Broward County took the first step towards changing marijuana possession laws Tuesday after commissioners approved an ordinance to allow law enforcement the option of issuing a citation to someone found to have 20 grams or less of marijuana.

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Head coach Joe Philbin of the Miami Dolphins reacts in the second half of a 34-15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Sun Life Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

South Florida Reacts To Dolphins’ Firing Of Joe Philbin

The firing of Dolphins head football coach Joe Philbin has fans all over South Florida fired up.


Steven James Mackrell (Source: FLPD)

Family Of Missing Ft. Lauderdale Man Makes Another Plea For Help

The parents of a missing South Florida man are making another plea to find him two months after he vanished.


On December 12, 2007, Nancy Bochicchio and her seven year old daughter Joey were found shot to death inside their SUV at Boca Raton's Town Center Mall. (Source: Bochicchio Family)

FBI Releases New Info On Double Murder Cold Case

The FBI is hoping new information and an increased reward will generate new leads in a cold case double murder.


Miko Grimes (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Miko Grimes Out Of Jail But Facing Serious Charges

The often-outspoken wife of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes bonded out of jail early Monday morning, following her arrest outside of Sun Life Stadium.


An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting outside a North Lauderdale convenience store. (Source: CBS4)

Clerk Killed While Opening North Lauderdale Business

A convenience store clerk was shot to death as he tried to open for business Friday morning in North Lauderdale.


A plane landed on I-595 on September 24, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Pilot Lands Plane On South Florida Highway

A pilot, out of fuel, landed his plane on I-595 Thursday morning, clipping a car in the process.


Mark Saint Davilas, Ahmed Larro, Freddie Hayes, Robert Smith, Jarald Perry, Earnest Engram, Elton Jones and David Lee Moore were arrested for allegedly being apart of a flakka drug ring in Lauderhill. 
(Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

8 Arrested In Connection To Lauderhill Flakka Drug Ring

Eight people have been arrested in Lauderhill accused of selling drugs, including the powerful street drug known as flakka.


Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari (left) and Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello (right) are accused of organizing the mob style murder of Gus Boulis in 2001.  (Source: CBS4)

Jury Deliberations In ‘Big Tony’ Sentencing Phase To Begin Thursday

A jury will begin deliberating Thursday whether to send Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello to his death.


A car, reported stolen, ended up in a Pompano Beach Pool early morning on September 15, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Car Ends Up In Pompano Pool, Feet Away From Family

A car reported stolen ended up in a Pompano Beach pool early Tuesday morning as a family slept just feet away.