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.

Food trucks in Manhattan (credit: Carly Sitzer/CBS New York)

Food Trucks Being Chased From Midtown Over Meter Rule

Food trucks could be off the menu in Midtown as vendors find themselves under new pressure to find a place to park.

06/29/2011

Lasker Pool in Central Park - New York, NY - Jun 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Children Celebrate As New York City Pools Open For Season

Get on your swim trunks, bikinis, and one-pieces. New York City’s public pools are open for the season!

06/29/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Democratic Lawmakers Push For Tax Hike On NJ Millionaires

Democrats who control the state legislature argue that hiking taxes on the Garden State’s wealthiest, from 8.97 to almost 11-percent, would generate more than a $500 billion for suburban school districts that have experienced large budget cuts.

06/28/2011

Gas Price - Yonkers, NY - Jun 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gas Prices Going Down In Time For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Are you hoping to hit the road for Independence Day weekend? There’s some good news for you!

06/27/2011

Home for Sale (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: Dress It Up And Sell It Off

In Jennifer Glussman’s home in Edgewater, New Jersey, you see a remarkable order for a place that’s home to a mom, a dad, two small children, and a Cocker Spaniel, too.

06/24/2011

Barnum Museum - Bridgeport, CT - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Friday Marks One Year Since Bridgeport Tornado

A year ago Friday, a tornado roared through Bridgeport, heavily damaging, among other things, the Barnum Museum. It still hasn’t reopened.

06/23/2011

NJ Transit Train (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: Transit Connection Speeds Recovery; CT Still Struggling

In New York area towns where prices and sales are showing a certain vitality – there’s a train station and a short trip to the city.

06/23/2011

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (file / credit: U.S. House of Representatives)

NJ Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Tries To Send Tri-State Rail Dough To Midwest Flooding

When the state of Florida nixed federal funding, nearly $1 billion was set aside for the New York area’s rail needs.

06/22/2011

Mortgage (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: The State Of Mortgages In 2011

With mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bound for oblivion, many new players have come out out on to the field.

06/22/2011

H & H Bagels

Famed NYC Institution H & H Bagels Closing Up Shop On Upper West Side

Why the Upper West Side location is closing is as big of a mystery as what is in the bagels. Everything from the owners lost their lease, to financial problems have been said to be the cause, but it didn’t matter on Tuesday.

06/21/2011

The status board at Penn Station - New York, NY - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

NJ Transit, Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service Restored After Fire

It was a complicated morning for many commuters trying to make their way from New Jersey to the Big Apple.

06/21/2011

A "sold" sign is seen outside a home (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: New York’s Suburbs Coping And Looking For Recovery

At Prudential Connecticut in Greenwich, realtor Mark Pruner says sales activity, noticeable at the lower end of prices, has moved up the scale to properties priced at around $3 million.

06/21/2011

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: It’s A Mixed Picture In Queens

In southeastern Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights, realtor Richard Gibbs says he wishes there was some way to wall off the short sales and foreclosures weighing on prices.

06/20/2011

Woman sends text message (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Cuomo Wants Harsher Penalties For Texting And Driving

Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.

06/13/2011

Light Switch (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Greenwich Hopes To Restore Power By Friday Night

The outages began in Greenwich on Wednesday and once fixed, a line blew again and there was damage to additional circuits. CL&L is asking people to conserve energy.

06/10/2011

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