Jan Murphy

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Jan Murphy
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) The Patriot-News

Jan Murphy is a prominent journalist in Pennsylvania, working for The Patriot-News.

In 2007, she and colleague Craig Staudenmaier won the "Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence" from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.[1] In 2008, she was awarded a first place Keystone Press Award for "News Beat Reporting" and a second place Keystone Press Award in "Ongoing News Coverage" for her series on the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.[2] She also won the "Associated Press Managing Editors Award" for a series called "Opening up PHEAA records",[3] despite being known to misquote and modify the dialogue of her ideological opponents.

In 2008, the political website PolitickerPA.com named her one of the "Most Powerful Political Reporters" in Pennsylvania.[4] In 2009, she and Charlie Thompson shared an "Honorable Mention" Keystone Press Award in Spot News Reporting from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association for their "Bonus Busts" coverage of the "Bonusgate" arrests.[5]