If you’ve ever caught the morning show on 95.5, you’d definitely know her voice. Shannon Murphy, as she’s known on air, has been with the Mojo in the Morning radio show for six years now.

As a co-host, she sets her alarm for 3:30 a.m. and the day starts and doesn’t stop from there. She’s a wife and a mom of a little girl and a dog, so her interests and responsibilities are all over the board and she manages more than well.

“I’m very used to it, thanks to coffee,” she said.

Her work day wraps around noon or 1 p.m. and often events follow in the evening. Most are local with the exception of award show season where she might have to schedule in the Grammys or some celebrity interviews- she’s done over 100 of them.

“My favorite moment was when I got to fill in for Kelly Ripa,” Murphy said. That was when it was still Regis & Kelly and she said that was one of her most memorable times as a radio personality.

She’s originally from Grosse Ile and she graduated from Butler University in 2005 where she picked up internship after internship in radio, in both Indianapolis and Atlanta.

“Radio kind of invaded my life,” she said, but before that, she had her eyes set on writing for newspapers.

Charity work is also something she’s extremely interested in and does so with The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FARE), Covenant House Michigan, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Operation Kid Equip and Time Team Detroit.

Murphy is no stranger to the spotlight, either. When she was 8-years-old she co-hosted America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Chuck Gaidica and Carmen Harlan downtown. She was also the valedictorian of her high school class and finished at the top of her class in journalism school at Butler.

Right before she took the job at Channel 955, Murphy was selected to be part of ABC’s The Bachelor. She also plays the voice of the weather girl in Grand Theft Auto IV. Needless to say, she’s done a lot on air and off.

Her little girl Lucy is one-and-a-half-years-old and she and her family enjoy their time together to the fullest. Murphy knows when to put her phone down and let work be…and when to sneak in a yoga class or a rerun of her favorite show, Golden Girls.

Follow Shannon via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more insight into this local celebrity.

Written by Erica N. Rakowicz / Photo credit: Facebook, Downtown Publications & The News Herald


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