Erin Murray joined the Spectrum Bay News 9 team in July 2019 as the weekend anchor for Your Morning News.
Erin originally started with Spectrum News in November 2016. Prior to moving to Tampa Bay, Erin worked as a general assignment reporter for Spectrum News 13 in Central Florida. She is a three-time Emmy award-winning journalist, along with being the Florida AP Award Winner for best general assignment reporter in 2018. Erin was proudly on staff when News 13 won “Overall Station of the Year” by the Florida Associated Press.
As a journalist, Erin loves the art of storytelling. She ardently believes you will always remember a story that makes you feel something. That’s why, in addition to the gathering the necessary facts, Erin also meticulously collects powerful video, imagery and expressive sound to edit into her reports in order to convey a better understanding of a story.
Erin has had the privilege of covering some of the biggest and most impactful stories in Florida. She covered Hurricane Michael, which completely devastated the Panhandle, and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. She also traveled to Puerto Rico to continue Spectrum News' coverage two years after Hurricane Maria hit. In March of 2018, she covered Washington D.C.’s March for Our Lives, where 800,000 people came out to protest after the Parkland mass shooting. Students from all over the country were there, including from Central Florida. Erin has no words for the emotion of that day.
Erin and her husband are proud dog parents. They met at West Virginia University and still play volleyball together. Erin is also an avid equestrian and has ridden horses her entire life. Erin grew up in Virginia and spent six years of her childhood overseas in Germany. She fell in love with Florida for the beautiful coasts and the amount of news in the area, which also affects the rest of the country.
Erin enjoys getting to know the area and loves the adventures it offers. One of her favorite places to grab a bite is Hellas Restaurant and Bakery. She looks forward to the annual Gasparilla parades, but don’t her ask about Florida Sports because she’s a D.C. fan through and through.