Amy Murphy is an Emmy award winning journalist, who has made a career out of reporting, anchoring and weather forecasting in major television news markets around the country.
Murphy’s career started in Paducah, Kentucky as a reporter while attending Southern Illinois University. She attended classes during the day and drove an hour across the state line and reported news stories each night for the NBC affiliate, WPSD-TV during their 10pm news. Amy Murphy soon was promoted to weekend weather anchor where she sat next to friend and colleague Mandy Murphy (now of KTVI, Fox St. Louis) on the news desk. Both women were finishing their degrees, working full-time in TV news and had dreams to move on to larger markets.
Within a few months of graduating from SIU, Amy Murphy was hired at KUSA in Denver Colorado as a weekend weather forecaster, weekday reporter. It was there that she gained experience forecasting snow in the mountains, blizzards, and tornadoes and other severe weather in the plains.
Within 2 years, Murphy was hired in Cleveland at WKYC as the Chief Forecaster.
Here Murphy spent several years anchoring with Dawn Stensland, Judd Hambrick and Jim Donovan on the station’s 5, 6 and 11pm newscasts. Amy Murphy also anchored the morning and noon news for a time at WEWS-TV in Cleveland.
After several years in Cleveland, Murphy was hired at FOX SuperStation WSVN-TV, Channel 7 in Miami as the Morning and Noon Weekday Weather Anchor. This position has been held by many prominent weather forecasters prior to Murphy such as Jillian Barberie Reynolds (FOX 11 Los Angeles/ Fox Football sideline weather reporter) , Pamela Wright and after her tenure such as Jackie Johnson (KCBS/KCAL Los Angeles) and Elita Loresco (KNBC Los Angeles).
While in Miami, Murphy also did stories on the daily entertainment show on WSVN, “Deco Drive”.
Amy Murphy also was one of the first “Show Hosts” for the Florida Panthers Hockey Team. Entertaining 16,000 fans LIVE during every home game.
Murphy then took a position closer to family in Phoenix at KPNX-TV. She was the morning and noon weather forecaster and entertainment reporter. Murphy covered the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and earned two Emmy Nominations for her stories.
From Phoenix, Murphy was hired to be the Weekend Weather Anchor and Weekday Reporter for Good Day LA on FOX 11 in Los Angeles in 2006. In 2009 Murphy and 130 of her co-workers at FOX were downsized. Shortly after that she was diagnosed with breast and lymphatic cancer, received chemotherapy and radiation treatments and in 2010 was declared cancer-free. In July of 2010, Amy Murphy resumed her career in Los Angeles this time at KCBS/KCAL where she was hired as a reporter.
In 2011, Murphy returned home to Phoenix to join the morning team on ABC 15-KNXV-TV. She is the morning weather forecaster Monday –Friday. She is also a multi-media journalist and can be seen covering general assignment news stories in addition to her weather duties.
Amy Murphy has been involved in many charities over the years including the American Cancer Society, Canine Companions for Independence, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, ASPCA, Dumb Friends League of Denver, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society to name a few.
She was born Amy Cecile McFarlane.