Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy

Murphy is perhaps best known for his work with Milwaukee Magazine, where he served seven years as editor and 12 years as a senior editor. He also worked for three years as a senior enterprise reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, two years as arts and entertainment editor for the Madison alternative weekly Isthmus and for nearly two years as an alt weekly editor in Milwaukee for two different publications.Murphy was an online innovator, as co-founder and editor/writer of MilwaukeeWorld.com, where he broke the Milwaukee County pension scandal, which resulted in County Exec Tom Ament and seven county supervisors being thrown out of office — the biggest political scandal in Milwaukee’s history. (The archive of those stories can be found here.)Murphy has broadcast credentials as well, having worked as a reporter for the WMVS-TV show “Interchange,” and serving these days as weekend commentator for WUWM-FM, analyzing the week’s top stories. A winner of more than 30 national and state writing awards, he was most recently nominated for best blog of 2011-’12 by the National City and Regional Magazine Association, whose judges declared that “Murphy has created a gem with… ‘Murphy’s Law.’ Thoroughly researched and known for putting fact ahead of opinion and argument, it stands out as a prime example of journalism as public service.”

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