Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Susan Murphy

Reporter

Photo of Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She started working in the newsroom in 2003, and joined the new media team in 2006, where she wrote and edited news content. Susan graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Recent Stories by Susan Murphy

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

April 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Susan Murphy

San Diego County's homeless count in January found that 9,116 people were living in shelters or on the streets. That's a five percent increase countywide as compared to the previous year.

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

April 11
By Susan Murphy

Casinos have brought decades of prosperity to many Native American tribes in San Diego County and across the nation. Now, tribes are looking to expand their economic opportunities with expansive resorts, online gaming and eSports.

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property...

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property Taxes

April 10
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s low housing supply and skyrocketing home prices mean higher property taxes.

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

April 6
By Susan Murphy

The somber ceremony on the green rolling hills of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma included a tribute, wreath laying, gun salute and the playing of taps. But no one from the public showed up for the event.

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abu...

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abuse Victims

April 5
By Susan Murphy

A display of royal blue pinwheels were set up on the front lawn at Rady Children’s Hospital to represent abused or neglected children over the past year.

Mayor Faulconer Pushes For Hotel Tax To Fund Convention Center Expa...

Mayor Faulconer Pushes For Hotel Tax To Fund Convention Center Expansion

April 3
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Mayor Kevin Faulconer touted a proposed ballot measure on Monday that he said would raise hotel room taxes to pay for an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and produce funding streams for road repairs and homelessness programs.

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Tra...

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking

March 31
By Susan Murphy

State Senator Toni Atkins announced on Friday a package of new legislation focused on targeting human traffickers and protecting victims.

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

March 23
By Susan Murphy

If a large earthquake struck offshore, thousands of people along San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline could be in danger.

San Diego Women See Hope In President Trump's Vision Of America

San Diego Women See Hope In President Trump's Vision Of America

March 23
By Susan Murphy

Two months ago, an estimated 40,000 women marched in protest through downtown San Diego as President Trump took office. But it was women who helped lead Trump to victory, including some in San Diego who say their support for the president remains steadfast.

America's Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Turns 105

America's Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Turns 105

March 10
By Susan Murphy

“I’m really excited because I never expected to live this long,” said Ray Chavez, America's oldest Pearl Harbor survivor. “I’m enjoying my old age. I really am."

View all stories by Susan Murphy ›