Joan Murray

Joan MurrayJoan 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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Miramar police have issued a safety alert after two women pulled off a brash robbery scheme in broad daylight. (Source: Miramar Police)

Female Robbers Target Unsuspecting Victims Near Banks

Miramar police have issued a safety alert after two women pulled off a brash robbery scheme in broad daylight.

12/07/2016

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Safety Alert: BSO Warns Of Jury Duty Scam

The BSO is issuing a safety alert after reports are coming in that con artists are posing as deputies for a jury duty scam.

12/05/2016

Home security footage shows the moments a 7-year-old boy is hit while riding a bicycle. (Source: Miramar Police Department)

Man Accused Of Miramar Hit & Run Appears Before Judge, Posts Bond

The driver accused of hitting a boy on his bicycle and leaving the scene went in front of a judge Thursday.

12/01/2016

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley at a press conference to discuss his transition to the Broward Sheriff's Office. (Source: CBS4)

Ft. Lauderdale Police Chief Holds Presser To Discuss His Transition To BSO

“Thirty-six years with the department, chief for eight,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley. “Time to do something new.”

12/01/2016

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Air Quality Issues Expanding At Broward Courthouse

Air quality issues within Broward County’s old courthouse may be expanding.

11/30/2016

Jayden McFarlane, 7, recovers in the hospital after being struck by a hit & run driver in front of his Miramar home. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Miramar Boy Wakes Up In Hospital After Hit & Run

A 7-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after he was struck by a van in a Miramar neighborhood over the weekend.

11/23/2016

Home security footage shows the moments a 7-year-old boy is hit while riding a bicycle. (Source: Miramar Police Department)

Police Recover Van Captured On Surveillance Hitting 7-Year-Old Boy Before Fleeing

Miramar police have found a critical clue in a hit-and-run accident that left a child seriously hurt.

11/21/2016

Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  (Photo by RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

State Attorney’s Office Orders 150 Sick Courthouse Employees To New Space

Sick employees will soon be getting some much-needed relief following a battle over working conditions at the Broward County Courthouse.

11/17/2016

Yaneisy Duenas (L) and Ferando Sanudo walk through the flooded parking lot to their boat at the Haulover Marine Center on November 14, 2016 in North Miami, Florida. The flood waters are caused by the combination of the lunar orbit which causes seasonal high tides, also known as a King tide, and what some scientists believe is rising sea levels due to climate change. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Residents, Businesses Affected By Coastal King Tides

King tides are ruling the streets of Las Olas yet again.

11/16/2016

Alberto Abin walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on December 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Today, is the deadline to sign up for a plan under the Affordable Care Act for people that want to be insured on January 1, 2016. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Concerns Arise Over Trump’s Impact On Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare and with a Republican controlled Congress it is likely that the Affordable Care Act will be changing.

11/10/2016

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