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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

New gibbon exhibit opens at Utica Zoo

he Utica Zoo celebrated the opening of a new exhibit, that's been three years in the making.

Protecting yourself in an active shooter situation

Three mass shootings in two weeks is a reminder to some that public places are vulnerable to an attack.

Bleecker Street fatal shooting suspect to be arraigned

Utica Police say 35-year-old Omar Ortiz shot and killed 25-year-old Deon Williams on June 28th.

What's the issue: Voters speak out on what they want addressed

It's too early too know which way the midterm elections will lean, towards Republicans or Democrats. But local voters are providing some insight on the issues that are important to them.

Political text messages: Are they legal and how to make it stop

Political candidates are now reaching out to voters by text messaging, but some voters are tired of being inundated with unwanted messages.

Local expert discusses impact of political ads

With election day just over a week away, political advertisements are saturating local airwaves.

Police describe finding 27 cows dead inside barn as 'horrific'

A local farmer is facing animal abuse charges after 27 cows were found dead inside a barn along Route 20 in Edmeston.

RFA fight caught on video, parents seek answers

Local parents want answers from administrators at Rome Free Academy after a video of a fight inside the school has been shared across social media.

MVCC to improve athletic facilities with 10 million project

When athletes at MVCC compete they can't even play on their own turf, but soon that will change with a $10 million capital improvement project.

Utica woman's friend among victims in Schoharie limo crash

A Utica woman was devastated to learn that her friend was one of the 20 people killed in a limousine crash over the weekend in Schoharie.

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