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Tom Murphy holds a prominent role in the world of Canadian journalism. He serves as the anchor for CBC Nova Scotia News, hosts Land and Sea on CBC Television, and carries the responsibility of being the Maritimes national correspondent for CBC News. His illustrious career at CBC has been marked by a series of significant roles and notable reporting.
Tom’s journey with CBC commenced in Charlottetown, where he worked as both a radio and television reporter, alongside serving as a backup host for eight years. In 1999, he made a significant move to CBC Halifax, transitioning into the role of a current affairs reporter. His expertise made him a regular presence on The National, where he contributed to both news and current affairs segments. His substantial contribution led to his appointment as the Maritimes National Correspondent in 2006.
Throughout his career, Tom has covered a diverse array of stories. He reported on the conflict at Burnt Church, provided live coverage of the impactful Hurricane Juan, and had the privilege of profiling Sidney Crosby during his rookie year in the NHL.
One of Tom’s notable achievements was the groundbreaking “potato patch” interview with Peter MacKay. His work extended beyond Canadian borders as he filled in as CBC’s foreign correspondent in Washington, where he covered two Space Shuttle launches in Florida and reported on Hurricane Dean in Jamaica.
Tom’s reporting has covered a wide spectrum of topics, from the 2014 shootings and funerals of three RCMP officers in Moncton to the inquiry into botched cancer tests in Newfoundland and Labrador. He’s had the honor of covering several Royal Family visits to Canada and has had the privilege of interviewing legendary rocker Sir Paul McCartney.
Tom’s exceptional work has garnered recognition and awards. He’s won an RTNDA award for TV short feature, received accolades from the Atlantic Journalism Awards, secured an award from the Columbus International Film and Television Festival, and earned multiple nominations for Gemini and Canadian Screen Awards. Tom Murphy’s extensive career in journalism exemplifies his dedication to delivering impactful and insightful stories to the Canadian audience.