KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts. She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news. Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City.
Originally from the New York metro area, Carolyn came to Utah to attend college, earning degrees from the University of Utah in political science and French. After college, Carolyn started her career in retail, moving to sales and business marketing and management. Taking a hiatus to raise her girls, she pursued many volunteer endeavors in the schools and in the community. She initiated the citizen-led, city-wide, $15 million walkability bond that passed in 2007. The bond funded sidewalks and bike paths. It also resulted in a tunnel under Kearns Boulevard near the school campus and one under Bonanza Drive, which connects the city’s Old Town district with the Prospector neighborhood and the Rail Trail.
A news junky for decades and years of civic engagement set in motion a passion for the community. Since 2016, Carolyn has worked with the KPCW news team and readily offers that it’s the best professional experience of her life so far.
A hiking, biking and skiing enthusiast, she spends her free time in the mountains and deserts.