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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

Cuomo calls to end cash bail, local authorities explain what it could mean for the area

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to eliminate cash bail for certain types of crime, but some local authorities believe it would create even more problems.

Utica's Nexus Center slated to bank $22M from state budget

The proposed Nexus Center is one step closer to becoming a reality, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the sports complex will receive $22 million in state funding, during his State of the State address budget proposal.

Cuomo pushing for a greener NY with plastic bag ban, bottle bill expansion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out the 2019 State of the State and budget proposal on Tuesday, and with it comes a call to ban single-use plastic bags and push for people to recycle more.

Herkimer judge pleads guilty to DWAI after drunk driving crash

Michael Petucci was ticketed for DWI and failure to submit to a pre-screening test, on the night of December 12.

Cause of Trenton barn fire, that killed nearly 200 cows, was electrical

The owners of a second generation dairy farm in Trenton say they don't know if they'll rebuild after a fire destroyed their barn and killed nearly 200 cows.

Need for donations at local rescue missions after holidays

After the holiday season is over local charities experience a decrease in the amount of donations.

Local doctor weighs in on surgical robot 'da Vinci' linked to injuries

A robotic device used to help doctors perform complicated surgeries is being blamed for burns, serious injuries even deaths. It's called the da Vinci, every state has at least one and it's being used in Central New York too.

Lt. Gov. highlights manufacturing businesses in Central New York

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul toured businesses across Central New York in an effort to promote local manufacturing companies.

Debate reignited on legalizing recreational marijuana in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to legalize recreational marijuana in the state early next year, but some believe it would do more harm than good.

Joey's Restaurant to close at the end of the year

After more than 30 years of serving Italian American dishes, Joeys’ Restaurant on Mohawk Street in Utica will close at the end of the year.

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