skip to main content









Donation Heart Ribbon

Susan Murphy


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

CHP Recruiting Senior Volunteers In San Diego's North County

Tease photo

Senior volunteers assist with community events, DUI checkpoints and neighborhood patrols.

San Diego Within Reach Of Yearly Rainfall Average Despite Drought

Tease photo

California continues to be immersed in a drought, but oddly enough San Diego’s Lindbergh Field is a little more than one inch away from reaching its 10.15-inch annual rainfall average.

Strengthening El Niño May Trigger Wet Winter In San Diego

Tease photo

The strongest El Niño in nearly 20 years seems to be developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean, according to the latest forecast by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Medal Of Honor Soldier Receives Long-Overdue Military Burial In San Diego

Tease photo

Hundreds of military and community members paid tribute Thursday at Miramar National Cemetery to the Civil War-era veteran. For decades, the Medal of Honor recipient's cremated remains were forgotten.

Emergency Rule Eases Process To Cut Down Drought-Stricken Trees

Tease photo

With extreme drought and an infestation of bark beetles decimating California’s forests, the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted an emergency regulation for removing dead trees.

Heal The Bay: Drought Means Good Grades For San Diego County Beaches

Tease photo

The Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal the Bay gave 93 percent of the region's beaches an A grade for water quality for the dry periods last summer and winter — and there were a lot of dry times.

UC San Diego Cyber Archeologist Salvaging Destroyed Iraqi Artifacts

Tease photo

A UC San Diego graduate student in archeology is building a virtual museum of Iraqi artifacts that were recently destroyed by terrorists.

Red Crab Invasion At San Diego Beaches May Signal Coming El Niño

Tease photo

Massive numbers of small red crabs that normally inhabit the warm waters off of Baja California have invaded San Diego’s beaches — from Ocean Beach to La Jolla.

Women Make History At Camp Pendleton, Train For Combat Roles

Tease photo

The yearlong experiment to determine whether women can serve in ground combat is wrapping up. "I think for the males they kind of expected us to be ... the moms, the sisters — kind of take care of us. But now they’re like, ‘OK, we’re a Marine, you’re a Marine. Let’s just get the job done,’" said Marine Sgt. Zarina Flemming.

West Nile Virus Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Tease photo

So far, 29 dead birds have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease in San Diego County compared to one or two cases last year at this time.

All stories by Susan Murphy ›