Photo by Rachel Coward

Born and raised in Kansas City, Zach Murdock is a reporter at The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

He spends his days (and often nights) explaining local government and telling stories about the characters that live and work in Beaufort County.

He’s a 2013 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. That summer he went on to work at The Kansas City Star, alongside some of the reporters he grew up reading, before moving to the Palmetto State.

He’s the creative genius behind the Twitter account @zach_murdock and occasionally writes about his experiences as a budding journalist on this site.