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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.

Metro-North Railroad station - Westport, CT - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Commute In Tri-State Area Still Complicated By Aftermath Of Irene

Some commuters throughout the Tri-State area are still dealing with less than ideal mass transit service thanks to flooding and damage from Irene.

08/30/2011

Morning dawns on the Old Greenwich section of Greenwich, CT - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Cleans Up After Deadly Irene Slams The State

Two deaths in Connecticut were being attributed to Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power to more than 700,000 utility customers and swept some shorefront homes into the sea.

08/29/2011

Work is done on a cockroach at the Cooper Union - New York, NY - Aug 10, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

High School Students Create Robo Roaches At Cooper Union

At the Cooper Union, physics professor Robert Uglesich and some very smart high schoolers are spending their summer on a variety of projects.

08/10/2011

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy (in the hat) are seen with the Pulaski Skyway behind them - Jersey City, NJ - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Sen. Robert Menendez: Republican Transportation Bill Could Cost NJ Jobs

The Surface Transportation Program, which provides federal funding for road, bridge and public transportation projects, will expire on September 30.

08/08/2011

Water Main Break on East 176th Street - Bronx, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Major Water Main Break In Morris Heights Turns Jerome Avenue Into River

Water erupted from the ground of a 108-year-old, 36-inch water main at Jerome Avenue near the intersection of 177th Street, flooding the Avenue as far as 174th Street. The surging water rose up to the doors of several parked cars and buckled some roads.

07/27/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

WCBS 880 Interview: Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.

07/26/2011

Evacuation at Terminal 8 at JFK Airport on July 25, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Police Respond After Man Leaves Bag In Business Class Lounge At JFK

Terminal 8 at JFK has reopened after the bomb squad and canine units were brought in.

07/25/2011

Gathering of the Vibes stage - Bridgeport, CT - Jul 20, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gathering Of The Vibes Kicks Off Today In Bridgeport

Coolness over nearly 400 acres of Seaside Park will be strickly a state of mind and attitude at a music festival in Bridgeport.

07/21/2011

Gay Marriage (file / credit: DANIEL KFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenburgh Town Hall To Be Open Sunday For Gay Marriage Licenses, Ceremonies

Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it’s a moment in history.

07/20/2011

A 6 train is seen at Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Jul 15, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Using Fewer Subway Trains This Summer, To Straphangers’ Dismay

If you think you’re seeing fewer subway trains on the “1” and “6” lines, it’s not your imagination. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has quietly implemented service cuts this summer.

07/15/2011

A sprinklered fire hydrant on 167th Street in Washington Heights - New York, NY - Jul 14, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

With Summer Heat, New York City Cracking Down On Open Hydrants

On 167th Street, even the the youngest in the spray from a sprinkler-capped hydrant say they know you shouldn’t open the hydrant full-blast in the heat.

07/14/2011

Two customers look at the sticker price on a Jeep for sale (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Trustworthy Are MPG Ratings? Consumer Reports Finds Out

Mileage ratings are a major concern for a lot of new car shoppers but can we trust claims of high gas-mileage?

07/08/2011

Bed Bugs On A Man's Arm (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Offices Take Precautions As Bed Bugs Make A Comeback

Not only do offices have to worry about keeping bed bugs out of the workplace, they also have to try to keep employees from blaming each other for the problem.

07/08/2011

Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey in a scene from "Horrible Bosses" (credit: AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, John P. Johnson)

WCBS 880 Interview: How Do You Deal With A Bad Boss?

It may not be Hollywood’s greatest effort, but some movie goers may enjoy the latest summer release – “Horrible Bosses” -which takes aim at the corner office. But what do you do when this gets real?

07/08/2011

Arthur Davis, 5, of Durham, N.C., cools off in the Washington Square  fountain. (credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

Hot, Muggy Weather Hits New York; Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.

07/06/2011

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