Brian Murphy

Washington, D.C.


Education: Boston College, BA in Communications and Classics

Brian Murphy joined The Washington Post after more than 20 years as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the Associated Press in Europe and the Middle East. Murphy has reported from more than 50 countries and has written four books.
Latest from Brian Murphy

William Wulf, computer pioneer who opened way for internet, dies at 83

Dr. Wulf envisioned a digital network open to all. He found an ally in Al Gore.

March 28, 2023

Walter Cole, world’s oldest drag queen as Darcelle XV, dies at 92

Walter Cole, in his drag persona Darcelle XV, became an unofficial goodwill ambassador in Portland and a symbol of the city's cherished quirkiness.

March 25, 2023

Rev. Frank Griswold III, Episcopal champion of gay clergy, dies at 85

The Rev. Griswold in 2003 consecrated the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and touched off a firestorm across the wider Anglican communities.

March 21, 2023

Lance Reddick, actor in police dramas ‘The Wire’ and ‘Bosch,’ dies at 60

Mr. Reddick, who was born in Baltimore, brought virility and vulnerability to his roles.

March 17, 2023

Jim Gordon, rock drummer convicted in mother’s killing, dies at 77

Mr. Gordon's career was once soaring, including sharing songwriting credits with Eric Clapton on "Layla." But he couldn't overcome his mental health crises.

March 16, 2023

Jiang Yanyong, doctor who exposed China’s SARS coverup, dies at 91

The Chinese state turned against Dr. Jiang when he called for accountability over the 1989 crackdowns in Tiananmen Square.

March 15, 2023

Dick Fosbury, whose ‘Fosbury Flop’ revolutionized high jump, dies at 76

The crowd in Mexico City laughed at first in 1968. At the end, Mr. Fosbury had a gold medal and changed the high jump forever.

March 14, 2023

Robert Blake, ‘Baretta’ star acquitted after wife’s killing, dies at 89

Blake died from heart disease, his family said. He was known for the TV drama “Baretta” and his later acquittal in the murder trial of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.

March 10, 2023

Francisco Ayala, biologist who bridged science and faith, dies at 88

Dr. Ayala resigned his university position amid sexual harassment allegations, which he denied and blamed on his expressive manners as a "European gentleman."

March 7, 2023

Rafael Viñoly, architect of global landmarks and civic spaces, dies at 78

After designing a stadium for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, Mr. Viñoly fled during the military junta then ruling the country.

March 4, 2023