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Beth Murphy has been producing, directing and reporting for documentaries and television and radio news for more than 13 years. She is President of Passport Productions, Inc., a company she founded in 1999 to highlight stories of hope and social justice through responsible, thoughtful direct cinema documentaries with a news edge. Murphy has produced nine documentaries for public television. Her programs have also aired on NHK in Japan. Twice she has been nominated for regional Emmys, and she is the recipient of the AP Award for Best Documentary for Keeping the Peace, a program featuring Bosnian peacekeepers. Murphy is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University in Boston and American University Paris, where she teaches courses on media coverage of international crises. Before becoming a documentary filmmaker, Murphy worked as a television news reporter and anchor for News 12 New Jersey and WBOC-CBS in Maryland. In her earliest broadcasting days, she was the News Director and morning-drive anchor for WSUB, an all-news, all-talk station. Murphy has a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in International Relations/International Communications from Boston University. She has studied French at the Sorbonne and documentary filmmaking at the George Washington University Center for History in the Media.Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, Chicago City Talk and the San Francisco Chronicle. Hometown: Gales Ferry, Connecticut