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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Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue investigate the drowning death of a man in a Miramar canal. (Source: CBS4)

Police Find Drowned Man After Responding To Burglary Call

It was a tragic end for a man who jumped into a canal overnight and didn’t resurface alive.


Good Samaritans rescued a man after his car drove into a Sunrise canal. (Source: CBS4)

1 Driver Dies, Another Saved As Cars Plunge Into Water In Separate Accidents

While one driver narrowly escaped danger in Sunrise, tragedy could not be avoided in Pembroke Pines as vehicles plunged into water in separate incidents in Broward County.


Suspected Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooter Esteban Santiago in his military uniform. (Picture provided by law enforcement sources)

Mental Health Of FLL Airport Gunman Under Microscope

Considering his mental health issues, many are left wondering how the Fort Lauderdale airport gunman was allowed to obtain a gun.


Witney Tolbert was arrested for drugging and robbing an elderly man in Aventura. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Woman Charged With Drugging Elderly Man & Robbing $72K In Property

An Aventura woman is behind bars accused of betraying the trust of an elderly man she knew by drugging and robbing him of thousands of dollars.


Philathropist Marti Huizenga, wife of Wayne Huizenga, has died at the age of 74. (Source: Miami Herald)

Marti Huizenga, Advocate For Women, Children & Animals, Dead At 74

Philanthropist Marti Huizenga, wife of entrepeneur Wayne Huizenga, has died at the age of 74.


Police are hoping to identify the burglar seen on video breaking into businesses in Davie. (Source: Davie Police Dept.)

Holiday Grinch Burglarizes Businesses, Takes Company Van & Key Lime Pies

Davie police are looking for a thief who went on a tear Tuesday night on Griffin Road.


Police investigate a fatal crash in Coral Springs that left one dead and five hospitalized. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Teacher Killed After Stolen Car Runs Red Light

A Coral Springs teacher was killed and her 11-year-old son hospitalized after a car that was allegedly stolen ran a red light and smashed into them.


William Bresch, 47, allegedly left a threatening voicemail for a Judge Ellen Feld who had ruled against him in an eviction case. (Courtesy: BSO)

BSO: Man Makes “Shoot To Kill” Threat To Judge, Lawyer

Facing a judge after his arrest, William Bresch was a picture of calm.


Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale (Source: CBS4)

For Employees, Broward’s $200M Courthouse Can’t Open Sooner

Walking through the front doors of the new Broward County Courthouse, the first things one notices are the spacious entryway, doubled security checkpoints, and a building ready for the future.


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Connection Between Sawgrass Expressway, Turnpike And I-95 Could Be Coming

A link between the Sawgrass Expressway, Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 95 is closer to becoming a reality.



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