City announces new communications and external affairs manager

Katherine Murphy most recently worked as news director for WJBC. (WJBC file photo)

 

By WJBC Staff

BLOOMINGTON – Katherine Murphy has been named as communications and external affairs manager for the City of Bloomington.

She most recently worked as news director for WJBC. A graduate of Illinois State University, Murphy started her broadcast career in Peoria, then moved on to various markets across the country.

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining the city in this role. Bringing my 30+ years in media back to where it all began in Central Illinois,” Murphy said. “I’m grateful for the chance to give a voice to all of the wonderful stories that happen right here in our own backyards.”

“We were excited but not surprised at the quality of the candidates who responded to this opportunity,” said City Manager Tim Gleason. “Katherine was our clear top choice from a pool of 40 applicants and we can’t wait to experience the inventive ideas that she has for telling the city’s story. She is a true communicator in every sense of the word and the relationships that she’s built over the course of her career will go a long way towards serving residents locally and showcasing this great community nationwide.”

As communications & external affairs manager, Murphy will serve as the central point of origin for city communications ensuring accurate, consistent, and comprehensible information is delivered to the community. Her first day will be June 21.

WJBC News can be reached at news@wjbc.com

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