Monica Murphy

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Monica Murphy is from South Bend and has an undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College and a graduate degree from Indiana University – South Bend. After college, she spent a year in Ghana, Africa, writing stories and teaching kids.

Since 2007, Monica has been published and featured in local, regional, and national newspapers and magazines, including The Huffington Post. She also landed an internship with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani in New York City.

Monica's time at WNIT, a local public television company, equipped her with hands-on experience in production and on-air segments. At WNIT, Monica was an education reporter for the show "Education Counts Michiana."

Recently, Monica worked as a news reporter for an ABC and NBC affiliate in Peoria, Illinois.

WNDU is her dream job—and she feels grateful to be back in her hometown.

In her free time, she likes reading, hanging with her dad and friends, and going to beach towns. Have a story idea? Contact her at

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