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Newsdesk chief moves to BBC after seven years at home-town daily

The content editor of a regional daily has praised the efforts of her ‘dedicated and talented’ reporting team after announcing her move to the BBC.

Catherine Murphy left the Liverpool Echo last week after more than seven years working for her home-town title.

While excited to start her new role as a Senior Journalist Team Manager with the BBC, she admitted it would be hard to leave what she had always regarded as her dream job.

Thanking he colleagues, she also posted a message on social media platform ‘X’ urging the Liverpool audience to back their local journalists.

Former Liverpool Echo Content Editor Catherine Murphy has started a new role with the BBC.

Former Liverpool Echo Content Editor Catherine Murphy has started a new role with the BBC.

Said Catherine: “Being from Liverpool it was always a career dream of mine to work for the Liverpool Echo and I still can’t believe I worked my way up to become Content Editor.

“Being involved in the running of the newsroom and heading up some of the site’s biggest stories is something I will always be proud of.

“I owe a lot to Editor Maria Breslin, who has always championed me, a local girl from Liverpool, and given me opportunities I may not have otherwise got without her support, guidance and kindness.”

Her post on ‘X’ read: “Tomorrow marks my last day at @LivEchonews after seven + years. I’m so proud that I’ve been able to work in one of the best newsrooms and work alongside some of the most talented journalists.

“The Echo gets a lot of stick from people in the city, but behind the annoying pop-up adverts everyone hates (us included) is a dedicated team of journalists who work so hard delivering local content.”

“I still remember the days when I would send emails trying to get work experience at the Echo and I still remember how excited I was when I found out I had got the job as retail reporter back in 2016.

“The excitement never left and I’ve always been so proud to work for the biggest regional newspaper in the country. I’ll forever be a supporter of the Echo.

“While I will miss everyone at the Echo and our city centre office, I’m so excited to get started in my new role and start a new challenge. Feeling really lucky to be given this opportunity.”