Colby Murphy came to The Western Carolinian in September 2012 as a pre-press editor. After attending a Indesign seminar, Colby discovered that he had a natural knack for designing newspapers. In January 2013, he became one of two designers, preparing Section B. As of May 2013, Colby took over designing the entire newspaper. Due to his dedication and talent in these roles, Colby received the The Western Carolinian 2013 MVP Award as well as the Jack of All Trades Award.

Colby graduated from Western Carolina University in May 2013 with a bachelor’s in English – professional writing. He returns to WCU in the fall seeking his master’s degree in English.

In his spare time, Colby enjoys watching “A Clockwork Orange,” writing and caring for his snake, Nathan.