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.

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Gov. Christie Makes It Clear In Calif. Speech: He’s Not Running For President

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t changed his mind: He reaffirmed in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday that he’s not running for president.

09/28/2011

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Major Child Porn Bust Made In Passaic County

Authorities have arrested 14 suspects ranging in age from 16 to 52-years-old in a major child pornography bust in New Jersey.

09/27/2011

Riverfront Stadium - Newark, NJ - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Mets Block Yankees’ Triple-A Team From Season In Newark

When the Yankees’ minor league team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre needed a temporary home, Riverfront Stadium in Newark seemed a perfect fit.

09/27/2011

The World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Robert Deutsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Audit To Examine Decade Of Port Authority Spending

Officials say an audit will take a closer look at Port Authority employee compensation and why costs are rising to rebuild the World Trade Center.

09/23/2011

Playland report presentation - White Plains, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rye Playland Reinvention Heads Into Next Phase, May Partially Close Next Season

Just three of twelve proposals for Rye Playland are called worthy of further consideration.

09/22/2011

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Still A Possibility Despite Union Concessions

Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.

09/22/2011

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Hospitals Expecting Rise In Student Concussions

Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.

09/16/2011

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Report: Linda McMahon To Announce New Run For Senate Soon

Linda McMahon is like many of her WWE fighters. She gets knocked down, but doesn’t stay down.

09/14/2011

Nanuet Mall - Nanuet, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Outdoor Replacement On The Way For Nanuet Mall

When Palisades Center opened in West Nyack, the nearby Nanuet Mall fell into its figurative shadows.

09/13/2011

Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population Explosion

Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.

09/13/2011

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Rockland County Takes Out $40 Million Emergency Loan

Rockland County is taking out an emergency loan to pay its bills.

09/12/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer with Assemblyman David Weprin at the senior center in Flushing - Queens, NY - Sep 06, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Special Election Next Tuesday To Replace Rep. Anthony Weiner

Residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

09/06/2011

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Trains Now Moving, But Power Still Out In Parts Of Connecticut

At the Branchville train station in Ridgefield, a sound was heard this morning that hadn’t been heard since Saturday – a train’s horn.

09/01/2011

Dante Turenzio works on a tree damaged by Irene - New Canaan, CT - Aug 31, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Still A Mess After Irene; More Than 350K Without Power

About 370,000 utility customers in Connecticut remain without power, several days after Tropical Storm Irene blew through the Nutmeg State.

08/31/2011

Houses are seen on Fairfield Beach Road following Irene - Fairfield, CT - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Presses For Federal Help After Irene

Gov. Dan Malloy says he is pressing the federal government to help Connecticut assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

08/30/2011

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