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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(R) BSO Court Bailiff Kendrick Busby was cleared of attempted murder.

BSO Bailiff Cleared Of Attempted Murder: ‘It Was A Total Nightmare’

A Broward Sheriff’s Office court bailiff, wrongly accused of a vicious crime and now cleared, is trying to reclaim his name and job.


Dayonte Resiles shed his jail uniform and cuffs during his escape.  (Source: Bill Gelin)

Changes Coming To Broward Courthouse After Inmate Escape

Business resumed Monday at the Broward County Courthouse following Friday’s evacuation after the escape of accused killer Dayonte Resiles.


(Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Mayor Unveils Last Budget Before Facing Reelection

Mayor Carlos Gimenez unveiled his last budget before facing reelection. He says there’s plenty of good, but his challenger disagrees.


Miami Gardens Police Officer Doretha Hall was among those still trying to process five officers killed. (Source: CBS4)

North Miami Church Seeks Answers In Bridging Racial Divide

The shootings in Dallas underscore the growing racial divide in our country.


(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

South Florida Beaches Booming For 4th Of July

South Florida beaches are booming this Fourth of July.


Illegal fireworks found in Lauderhill warehouse. (Source: Lauderhill Fire Rescue)

Stash Of Illegal Fireworks An Accident Waiting To Happen

Lauderhill firefighters spent the day loading and carting more than a ton of illegal fireworks to an undisclosed location to be destroyed.


Michael Jones is accused of molesting three young girls at Forest Hills Elementary School in 2011. (Source: CBS4)

School Counselor Found Not Guilty Of Molesting Coral Springs Student

After three days of testimony, a jury has found a man not guilty of sexually molesting three girls while he was a school counselor in Coral Springs.


Three teens were able to safely escape after their home became engulfed by fire. (Source: CBS4)

Three Teens Escape House Fire In West Park

Three teenagers were able to escape safely from a burning home in West Park.


Michael Jones is accused of molesting three young girls at Forest Hills Elementary School in 2011. (Source: CBS4)

After School Counselor Accused Of Child Molestation Takes Stand

An after school counselor accused of molesting three young girls took the stand at a trial Wednesday afternoon.


An area in Ft. Lauderdale was flooded following a sewage main break. (Source: CBS4/Tiani Jones)

Ft. Lauderdale Expands Water Advisory Over Sewer Main Breaks

The City of Ft. Lauderdale has expanded a precautionary water advisory as it deals with not one but two sewer main breaks.



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