Esme Murphy

esme murphy web Esme MurphyEsme Murphy, a reporter and Sunday morning anchor for WCCO-TV, has been a member of the WCCO-TV staff since December 1990. She is also a weekend talk show host on WCCO Radio. Born and raised in New York City, Esme ventured into reporting after graduating from Harvard University.

She started in Chattanooga at the CBS station, then ventured across Tennessee to Memphis to work for the ABC affiliate.

She jumped when she got the big call to come to WCCO and has never looked back.

She has won numerous awards during her career, including Associated Press First Place Awards for non-spot news reporting, feature reporting and investigative reporting.

In her spare time Esme often finds herself in the role of hockey Mom to Harrison, born in 1999 and Esme (yes another Esme) born in 2001.

Esme’s husband, David Klopp, is the owner of a chain of furniture stores in the Twin Cities called Sofas and Chairs. Esme has even been known to deliver a sofa or two. (It’s a small business.)

Esme loves her job and her family and if it weren’t for her job she wouldn’t have a family. That’s right — Esme met her husband when she interviewed him. David was working with a community group to help create the Cedar Lake Bicycle Trail. There were plans to turn the rail corridor into a condo development. David likes to say he not only got the bike trail — he got the girl!

Esme has a wonderful husband and family. The Twin Cities and WCCO are definitely home.

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Denny Hecker Mug Shot from Oct. 18, 2010 arrest. (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

Denny Hecker To Remain In Jail

A gaunt-looking Denny Hecker will be staying in jail for the time being after a hearing held Tuesday.

01/04/2011

Denny Hecker, auto mogul, Chrysler Financial

Prosecutors File Motion To Keep Hecker In Jail

Prosecutors want Denny Hecker to stay in jail because he is a flight risk and “an economic threat to the community.”

01/03/2011

Christi Rowan, Denny Hecker

Esme’s Blog: My Chat With Hecker’s Soul Mate

By Esme Murphy, WCCO-TV Having covered the Denny Hecker saga for almost two years, people keep asking me: What does Christi Rowan see in him? At the beginning it seemed pretty obvious. Rowan has a […]

11/19/2010

WomanEye

Esme’s Blog:The Myth of Women Having it All

I must confess I read this story on feminist icon Gloria Steinem saying women can not have it all with a surprising amount of relief.

11/13/2010

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