Esme 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.
In 2012, Esme was named ‘Best AM Radio Show Host in the Twin Cities’ by the City Pages.
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Tuesday had numerous Minnesotans cutting up tree branches that broke from the weight of the snow. Those damaged trees took out power lines that temporarily left 24,000 in the dark.
Aurora, Newtown, Boston. All are sites of horrible mass killings. But only the Boston bombings have been labeled an act of terrorism. When is an act of violence a crime and when is it terrorism?
As investigators continue to look into the Boston Marathon bombings, questions are growing about whether there was an American intelligence failure.
That is the question everyone wants to know when it comes to the Boston bombing suspects.
Thousands of DWI cases could be tossed out because of a Supreme Court ruling.
After you put out your recycling bin, thieves may be stealing your aluminum cans. The city of Minneapolis said it’s losing $135,000 a year because of thefts from recycling bins.
A Wisconsin man who has admitted he killed his three young daughters was in control of his actions and decided that his “selfish desire for revenge” was worth more than his girls’ lives, a prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday.
The final witness in the Aaron Schaffhausen sanity trial, a prosecution psychiatrist, took the stand Monday, testifying that Schaffhausen was sane when he committed the murders.
The U.S. Senate will be taking up a gun control bill that calls for expanding background checks to online and gun show sales.
Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.
The defense maintains that Aaron Schaffhausen was insane when he killed his three girls in their home in River Falls, Wis.
Because of the winter storm, Aaron Schaffhausen’s murder trial started late Thursday morning.
A Minnesota hockey team is on its way to a historical NCAA Frozen Four.
Aaron Schaffhausen has already pleaded guilty to the stabbing murders of his three daughters at their River Falls home last summer. But what are the chances he will actually be found insane?
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