Meaghan Murphy

Los Angeles, CA USA

Professional Experience

I am a seasoned entertainment journalist who has a consistent record of breaking stories for major entertainment news outlets. I got my start in journalism as as a blogger and frequently use Twitter and Facebook to develop sources and to build an audience. I know what stories and headlines click and what don't–and can quickly make adjustments on the fly.


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10 Years
12 Years
10 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+), (3-5)

Technical Skills

Photography, digital retouching, art direction, web design, blogging, social media

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Excel, OSX, HTML, Express Scribe


MacBook Pro, Canon PowerShot G5, iPhone, Sony ICD-PX312

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. Citizen with a valid passport


Star Magazine Clips

Soon after Sarah Palin was announced as the Republican candidate for vice-president, I was sent to Alaska to report. There, I made many sources-including Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's son, Tripp. I was granted a rare interview with Johnston shortly before he posed for Playgirl.
Thanks to a travel industry connection, I was the only reporter able to stay at the same exclusive resort as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban while they were on their honeymoon in Bora Bora. My week-long reporting resulted in a four-page spread in Star magazine.
With less than an hour before my interview with Steve-O, I bought a bottle of champagne and rented a tuxedo, hoping that the "Jackass" star would participate in an impromptu photo shoot. Lucky for me, he was happy to to show off his new "caring, deeper and mature" persona on his Hollywood rooftop. Clips

My series of exclusives on the cancellation of MTV's controversial show "Skins" was the lead story on for most of that week.
Director Barry Cook explained how he and his team used the latest scientific research to help accurately render Troodons and Gorgosaurus in the 3D film "Walking with Dinosaurs."
Using my exclusive sources, I broke the news that Jenny McCarthy left Oprah Winfrey's OWN to develop a show on another network