Megan Murphy is the Washington Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, overseeing coverage of government, financial regulation, campaign finance, politics and First Word. Earlier in her career, Murphy had worked at Bloomberg as a legal affairs correspondent from 2004-2007.

Before her return to Bloomberg, Murphy was the Washington Bureau Chief at the Financial Times where she had worked since December 2007. In her time at FT, she launched its award-winning Fast FT digital platform, delivering breaking financial news and information 24 hours a day, around the world. Murphy also served as the law courts correspondent, investment banking correspondent and chief media correspondent there.

Before starting her career in journalism, Murphy was a securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from Columbia School of Journalism and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. She is from Chicago, Illinois.