Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy is a multimedia journalist for WKTV.

Title: Multimedia Journalist

Rachel Murphy is a multimedia journalist for WKTV.

She started working for WKTV in July 2013 as the overnight producer for NEWSChannel 2 at Daybreak and NEWSChannel 2 at Sunrise. She was then promoted to producing NEWSChannel 2 at 6, along with reporting.

Before working for WKTV she was a reporter for the Rome Observer and wrote for the Oneida Daily Dispatch.

She graduated cum laude from Utica College with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a concentration in broadcast.

While at Utica College she produced three radio programs for WPNR 90.7 FM. She worked as the assistant to the station advisor and the music director. She served as the designer for the Tangerine. Rachel also interned at WKTV.

During her senior year Rachel was recognized by the Utica College Journalism and Public Relations department for the Gary and Jeanne LaBella Transition Award.

Recent Posts by Rachel Murphy

Oneida County Sheriff's Office trains new K9 deputy in case marijuana is legalized

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed to legalize recreational marijuana by April 1, which could force hundreds of K9 officers and deputies into early retirement.

Poland holding a mayoral election with no candidates Tuesday

Voters in the village of Poland must decide who they want for their next mayor, but this year there are no candidates.

Injuries of suspect, knife shown in court as Yorkville murder trial continues

The prosecution outlined the physical evidence against John Ferguson in his murder trial on Thursday.

Mother shares events leading up to son's death in Yorkville murder trial

Ferguson is the Yorkville man accused of killing his brother, Daryl Ferguson, in their mother’s house last July.

Veteran who uses a wheelchair, his dog rescued from Rome pet store fire

Fire firefighters have been on the scene of the fire on North James Street since the early morning hours.

Village of Cooperstown to tackle new noise ordinance by this summer

Cooperstown is considering a proposal to change its noise ordinance, after complaints of loud music by village residents.

Albany-based firm tasked with re-purposing Faxton, St. Luke's and St. E's

When the new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital is built downtown in 2022, it will leave three current hospitals empty, but there is a plan in place to re-purpose those buildings.

Utica authorities: Releasing police body worn camera video could cause more problems

The public can access police worn body camera footage, after an appellate division panel ruled that the footage is subject to public disclosure under state law.

Congressman Delgado discusses farm issues, student loans during town hall meeting

Rep. Antonio Delgado met with constituents in the 19th congressional district for a town hall-style meeting in Cooperstown on Monday.

How local entrepreneurs are staying 'in love' with their businesses

For entrepreneurs it can be difficult to ‘stay in love,’ with their established business, but several local business owners explained how they find ways to reignite that passion.

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