Paul Murnane

paul murnane headshot Paul MurnanePaul Murnane has been running around the streets of New York City with a microphone as a reporter since 1988.

Paul jokes of his knack for finding urban catastrophe. “Water mains and subway derailments seem to wait for me” he says. Over the years, he says, he has lost countless shoes, socks and pieces of radio gear in floods, fires, and storms in the tri-state area.

He also has a knack for finding the perfect piece of tape. Name the story, and Paul will somehow find someone, somewhere, to say something quirky and interesting about it.

Paul also has covered many stories far less routine such as the crash of TWA Flight 800, the execution of a convicted killer in Oklahoma, the Blizzard of 1996. He was on the scene and on the air within minutes after a gunman’s rampage on the observation deck at The Empire State Building, leading a producer back at the station to note that Paul is just one of those reporters you always hope will be on duty when a big story breaks.

Paul’s voice has been heard on radio stations in Hartford and Boston in the course of a 20 year career. He came to WCBS in 1994.

Paul has won awards for his work over the years from The New York Press Club and The Associated Press.

H&H Bagels (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

H & H Bagels Facing Eviction From Manhattan Plant

This could be the end of the line for the legendary H & H Bagels.

10/26/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, shakes hands with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus, center, looks on, during a news conference at the future site of NBC Sports Group in Stamford, Conn., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

NBC Sports Moving To Stamford; Deal To Bring 450 Jobs

The state of Connecticut is lending $20 million to NBC Sports in a deal creating 450 jobs in the state as the sports entertainment company leaves New York.

10/25/2011

Formula One race car (file / credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Report: Formula One Race Coming To North Jersey

Not so long ago an auto race in West New York and Weehawken would have been called the Dingy 500. But now it’s a whole new world along the Hudson River watefront.

10/24/2011

Moammar Gadhafi (file / credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

CT Professor Was Translator For Moammar Gadhafi; NJ Mansion Still Libya’s

No one in Libya was untouched by the tyranny of now late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad.

10/21/2011

Candlewood Lake in Connecticut - Oct 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Candlewood Lake On The Verge Of Public Ownership

Connecticut’s biggest lake is on the verge of a major change.

10/21/2011

Rep. Nan Hayworth promotes PACE loans - Bedford Hills, NY - Oct 18, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rep. Nan Hayworth Promotes Tax Assessment Credits For Energy Efficiency

Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

10/18/2011

A black car makes its way around Columbus Circle - New York, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

GroundLink Lets You Book Your Black Car Via Smartphone App

Need a black car to pick you up? Just pick up your smartphone. GroundLink Car & Limo Service has a new app for Android and iPhone that you can use to book a reservation.

10/17/2011

A sign indicating toll enforcement on the Garden State Parkway - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Camera Enforcement Begins On All Garden State Parkway Toll Lanes

If you think you can use amusement tokens, a fistful or pennies, or some other trick to cheat your way through a Garden State Parkway cash lane, think again!

10/17/2011

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Taxi And Limousine Commission Considers Change To Cab Roof Lights

Two lights are on the roof of every yellow taxi in the Big Apple. Some passengers, especially visitors, have complained about this set-up, and repeatedly try to hail unavailable cabs.

10/12/2011

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Sleepy Hollow, NY - Aug 31, 2008 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

President Obama Greenlights Speeding Up New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The White House says New York desperately needs a new bridge. President Barack Obama issued an executive order Tuesday clearing the way for a long-awaited Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

10/11/2011

A Mobil gas station at East Houston Street and Avenue C - New York, NY - Oct 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gas Stations Becoming Harder To Find In Manhattan

Consumer Affairs says 41 gas stations are found in Manhattan, primarily above 96th Street and along 10th and 11th Avenues.

10/11/2011

Cleanup of the Saw Mill River near Elmsford, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cleanup Of Trash, Downed Trees Begins Along Saw Mill River

Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.

10/07/2011

Arthur Avenue - Bronx, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Arthur Avenue In The Bronx Remains Tourist Attraction, Not Tourist Trap

Little Italy in Manhattan isn’t what it once was, but Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is still where you go to get your Italian fixings.

10/07/2011

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (third from left) makes an announcement in Harlem - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Starbucks To Donate Profits From Harlem Coffee Shop

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in the news lately for calling on CEOs to boycott donating to politicans. Today, he made news in New York City.

10/04/2011

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announces dozens of drug arrests - Ramapo, NY - Oct 3, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Dozens Charged In Long-Running Rockland County Drug Operation

Dozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.

10/03/2011

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