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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Broward Gets $11.4 Million Grant To Make Streets Safer

Broward streets are getting a boost thanks to a multi-million dollar federal grant aimed at making the road safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.


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Paul Ryan Offers Up Support In Miami For Curbelo Campaign

In an effort to rally support against his Democratic rival, U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo brought a GOP party heavyweight to town to speak on his behalf.


A Pembroke Pines girl who took her mother's SUV for a joyride could face criminal charges. (Source: CBS4)

Child Who Led Police On Chase, Crash Faces Very Grown-Up Charges

A Pembroke Pines girl who took her mother’s SUV for a joyride leading to a police chase and crash is facing some very grown up charges – fleeing and eluding police.


A gas station's pumps are wrapped and closed as many stations in south Florida are out of gas in Miami, Florida on October 6, 2016. Some three million people on the US southeast coast faced an urgent evacuation order Thursday as monstrous Hurricane Matthew -- now blamed for more than 100 deaths in Haiti alone -- bore down for a direct hit on Florida. (Photo by RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

Broward Back To Business, Gas Stations Still Running Low

With Hurricane Matthew long gone from South Florida, Friday morning revealed what damage the storm left behind.


Residents in Deerfield Beach are waiting in long lines at the Public Works Department for sand bags as Hurricane Matthew continues moving closer to South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Most Of Deerfield Beach To Remain Closed Friday

People spent Thursday morning making their final preparations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.


Detectives recovered more than $300,000 worth of stolen property stashed in in a man's Miramar home, as well as inside a separate storage unit, authorities said. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Suspected Burglar Targeted Tented Homes Under Fumigation

Hollywood Police have arrested a man who they said burglarized homes while they were being fumigated and covered with a tent during the early morning hours.


The search is on for a group of crooks who terrorized a family in their Hallandale Beach home overnight. (Source: CBS4)

Victims: Men Impersonating Cops Rob Hallandale Beach Home

The search is on for a group of crooks who terrorized a family in their Hallandale Beach home overnight.


This 11-ft alligator was found near schools in Southwest Ranches. (Source: Davie Police Dept.)

Alligator Captured Near Southwest Ranches Schools

Dealing with gators is nothing new for Davie Police officers but Wednesday’s capture marks their biggest catch yet, they say.


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Elections Supervisor Tries To Clear Name In Primary Blunder

Broward County is known for being among the last of Florida’s 67 counties to publish its election results after polls close, but on Tuesday, the county was in the spotlight for the opposite reason.


Two sinkholes open up along the southbound lanes of the turnpike near  the 199th St exit. (Source: CBS4)

FIU Professor On Turnpike Holes: Miami-Dade’s Infrastructure Gets D+

The two big holes that opened up on the Florida Turnpike Saturday weren’t caused by nature, but rather a corroded pipe.



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