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Ben Murphy

Ben came to Tampa from Jacksonville, where he worked at our sister-station, First Coast News.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

Born right down the road in Sarasota, the sunshine state has always been home.

Like many in Florida did, Ben grew up on Saturdays in the fall driving back-and-forth to a college campus to see his first sporting events. That campus would eventually become his home for four years where he developed a love for television entertainment and broadcast journalism.

From the University of Florida in Gainesville to the Lone Star state, his first encounter with local news was at a sister-station to 10 Tampa Bay, WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, Texas – where he spent a summer under the sports department as an intern.

His passion for high school and college football led him to Charleston, South Carolina where he worked as a sports anchor and reporter for the NBC station WCBD in the Lowcountry. During that time, he was around Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football program for yet another College Football Playoff run.

He could not stay away from home long, returning to Florida in 2018 after one year in South Carolina. He joined First Coast News, the NBC/ABC affiliate in Jacksonville, as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter. He spent two years covering the rebuild of the Jacksonville Jaguars leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft. During that span, he traveled with the Jaguars to Oakland, London, and everywhere in between.

Life came full circle when he got the opportunity to help with 10 Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl Coverage in February of 2021. He is excited to call Tampa home and ready to share stories from the center of the sports world!

On and off television, he has never shied away from speaking what is on his mind. On days off, you can generally find him on a golf course. He's always open for contact or story ideas bmurphy@10tampabay.com

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