FBI Knoxville
Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants
(865) 544-0751
November 17, 2014

Frank D. Murphy Selected to Receive the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Special Agent in Charge Edward W. Reinhold, Knoxville Division, will present Frank Dougherty Murphy with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) on November 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Knoxville FBI Field Office at 1501 Dowell Springs Boulevard in Knoxville, Tennessee, 37909.

The FBI Director created the DCLA in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for selfless contributions to their communities. Each FBI division may select one recipient each year. The recipients are recognized first by the local FBI office. At a later date, all recipients are brought to FBI Headquarters for a national ceremony with the FBI Director.

The recipients come from all walks of life, with extraordinary contributions as varied as their backgrounds, but all share a common commitment to improving the lives of their neighbors.

As host of the East Tennessee Report, for the Journal Broadcast Group, Murphy has devoted several radio programs to law enforcement issues important to the local community.

Mr. Murphy has served as emcee or entertainer for many charitable events, including the Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association, as well as fundraisers for schools and churches.

The Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk raises money for services to help abused, neglected and at-risk youth. Murphy has been known as the “Host with the Most” for the last two years in conjunction with his work with the Columbus Home for Children’s Services.

He has performed as a stand-up comic for several charitable endeavors and has anchored pledge drives for PBS.

Murphy has also hosted events for the Haven House, which is a shelter for abused women, and organized and participated on a panel during UT’s Diversity and Inclusion Week.