Equality Arizona

Murphy Hebert, Emeritus

Murphy works as the Communications Director for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Her background is in communications, politics, and policy. With an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in journalism, she worked as a community reporter for The Daily Courier in Prescott. After two years of beat reporting in Northern Arizona, she freelanced for several publications in Arizona, while also substitute teaching in the Peoria Unified School District.
In 2005, Murphy moved to the Czech Republic where she taught English and wrote freelance articles for The Prague Post, the country’s only English newspaper. In 2007, she returned to the U.S., earning her master’s degree in political science from American University in Washington, D.C. while working for a Washington-based media watchdog organization and volunteering on several local and national campaigns. Additionally, she spent time on Capitol Hill working on a congressional research fellowship.
After completing her graduate studies, Murphy returned to Arizona and took a position with a Phoenix-based public affairs firm where she developed content and communication plans for government, political, and nonprofit projects (websites, newsletters, direct mail, and advocacy materials). A native of Louisiana, Murphy moved to Arizona in 1992 and now lives in South Scottsdale where she spends as much time as possible outside, enjoying the benefits of living in Arizona in the winter, while attempting to avoid heat exhaustion in the summer.