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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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Teen Found Guilty Of Murdering Neighbor, An Aspiring Chef

Nicole Franco’s family left court in tears Friday, relieved and emotionally spent after a jury convicted 18-year-old D’Marcus Tucker of first degree murder, burglary and theft.


Jury Deliberating In Murder Trial Of Teen Accused Of Stabbing Neighbor

D’marcus Tucker will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate.


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The Miami Beach Police Department is now using a rapid DNA testing machine to help solve crimes.


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Suspected Hit & Run Driver Surrenders To Police Nearly A Month After Accident

The man accused of hitting a woman on a bike and driving off has turned himself into police.


Arrest Made Month After Hit & Run Leaves Woman In Coma

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Three Firefighter Recruits Resign, Fourth Fired Over Noose “Prank”

Three firefighter recruits resigned, one was fired, for their part in putting what looked like a noose on the chair of the class’ only black recruit.


Prosecutors: Teen Broke Into Apt, Stabbed Woman When She Woke Up

The murder of 19-year-old Nicole Franco, an aspiring pastry chef, rocked her Oakland Park apartment complex when she was found stabbed to death in the summer of 2014.


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