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Andy Murphy

JeanninIMG_2164e “Andy” Murphy has more than 20 years experience working in the world of corporate communications and is the author of four books across the genres of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and a writer’s guide book. Titles include: Bloodless/Glenbridge Publishing; If You Believe/Brzamo Publishing; Skinny and Me: The WriteStuff Writer’s Little Guidebook, AuthorSolutions, and The Catty, Catty Ways of Women in the Workplace, Life Press Books.

She is mother of Ryan Murphy, creator/ executive producer of the television series Nip/Tuck, Glee and American Horror and Darren Murphy, a decorated Army Ranger and practicing attorney.

Murphy is the founder and executive director of the nationally recognized WriteStuff Writer’s Conferences and Events and is the Founder of the WriteStuff Getaway Trips. She is very involved in the writing community serving as a contributing features editor for AtGeist, atFishers and AtCarmel community magazines. She was inducted into the Library of Congress StoryCorps Alumni (June, 2012) after PBS recorded her story documenting her lifelong habit of letter writing and the notable responses she has received. She is now working on a new book, No Expectations, documenting an amazing life journey habit.

Always active in the community, Murphy is the Moderator for the Carmel Clay Library Foundation’s annual Guilded Leaf Book & Author Luncheon for 12 years before retiring in 2016.

Murphy is involved with national Heartland Film Festival serving as a Narrative Film Juror. Always writing, Murphy is currently working on a personal memoir; a humorous mystery novel, and developing a new romance novel adventure based on a true story.

Murphy just completed writing/directing two new documentaries: A Sign of the Cross and One Starry, Starry Night! Both were televised in 2016 on WFYI CHANNEL 20, A PBS AFFILIATE AND (November/December) schedule!

JUST ANNOUNCED: In 2018, Murphy founded EVERdigm Creative Alliances, LLc., which is a division under WriteStuff Writer’s Conferences & Events. This creative company will develop documentaries, narrative films and books, concentrating on stories never told before, especially early pioneer women and men whose history has not been documented in the big picture book of history. Jerald Harkness, president of Studio Autuer, is collaborating with Andy on several future projects.  Stay tuned for information on these exciting new entertainment features.

Included in her other writing and publishing experience, Murphy is the Founder of The WriteStuff Literary Agency, representing clients including: Randy Tobias (Let’s Put the Moose on the Table/Indiana University Press), Mike Ahern and Reid Duffy (Festerwood at Five/Guild Press), Dick Wolfsie (Mornings with Barney/Guild Press), Deborah Paul (From Here to Maturity/Guild Press/Emmis Publishing), Wendell Fowler (The Age of Asparagus/Guild Press), Larry Gilbert (City of Thieves/AuthorSolutions), Matthew Tully (Searching for Hope/Indiana University Press). Newly signed clients would include: International artist, Laura LaForge and Filmmaker and writer, Dan Hall (Where’s Rolley/children’s genre) and Ann Craig-Cinnamon (Running Naked in Tehran/memoir) among others.

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Emmy-winning anchorwoman Debby Knox has been a staple in Indiana homes for more than three decades.

Debby’s reports have been many and varied during her years as a news anchor. While her main focus was in the area of health and medical technology, she is also known for her one-on-one interviews with prominent newsmakers, including Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. In addition, Debby has interviewed former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. She also interviewed Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Desmond Tutu, Nobel Scientist Dr. James Watson, Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis, Senators Elizabeth Dole, Richard Lugar, Evan Bayh, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens and authors, John Green, Kurt Vonnegut, jr. and Anne Patchett.

Debby has been honored with many other awards and Emmy nominations during her career including those from the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists and the National American Heart Association for a documentary on a heart transplant patient. She has won Indiana State Medical Journalism awards, a coveted CASPAR, for an impactful investigative series on the Indiana Blood Center. She’s won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International and was the recipient of the Theodore Barrett Award from the Indiana Psychological Association. She is also a six-time recipient of favorite female TV news anchor by Indianapolis Woman Magazine. Most recently, Debby was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcast Hall of Fame, was a 2014 honoree of the prestigious organization, Girls Inc., and was appointed a Distinguished Hoosier in 2013 by Governor Mike Pence.

Debby, raised in Edwardsburg, Michigan was, in 1972, crowned Miss Edwardsburg and Miss Blossomtime. She is a graduate of Edwardsburg High School and the University of Michigan. Her parents are Dr. and Mrs. Robert Knox, who still reside on Eagle Lake. A mother of two grown children and wife of psychologist Richard Tirman, Debby has a full and active life both on and off the camera. Most recently Debby gained positive attention and accolades in Central Indiana by documenting her recent 60pound weight loss.

An exercise enthusiast and skier, Debby is also an avid reader. She is very committed to helping the community. Along with lead sportsanchor, Anthony Calhoun, she has raised tens of thousands of dollars for inner city youth. She is a supporter of St. Richard’s School, where her children attended, Christal DeHaan’s Global Schools, Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Butler University and the University of Michigan.

Debby is currently working with two colleagues on a documentary focusing on the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. The film was released in the Fall of 2016 and aired on PBS and CBN.

Kelly Vaughn is the host of TV’s “Inside Indy” on WHMB TV40 (Comcast 09, Bright House 22, Uverse & Dish 40). “Inside Indy” airs Monday nights at 11:30pm. Vaughn serves as the television station’s Community Affairs Director and also produces television shows for TV40.  Vaughn is no stranger to the airwaves; she has graced the Indianapolis radio landscape for more than 20-years as co-host of three of the city’s top rated morning radio shows…”Steve & Kelly” at 107.9 WTPI, “Bernie & Kelly” at Soft Rock, B105.7 and most recently, 106.7 WTLC-FM. At WTLC, Vaughn was chosen to be the new local voice and face of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”, keeping commuters informed on their drive into work with news and community information. Kelly also served as News Director, Morning News Anchor and Community Affairs Director for all three stations. She also hosted WTLC’s “Community Spotlight”, a 90-second interview segment hi-lighting social services and events in the Indianapolis community and “Access Indy”, a one hour Sunday Magazine show that highlights the best in business, community and lifestyle for Indianapolis. She is one of the first African-American women to head a radio news department in Indianapolis.

Kelly has worked as Assignment Editor for FOX-59 News and hosted her own television show called “Real Women” on American Cablevision, a Bill Mays production.

Kelly was named “female radio personality of the year” by Indianapolis Woman Magazine in 2005. Kelly is also a motivational speaker, event planner and founder/producer of the “Dancing with the Media Stars”, a local production modeled after the hit TV show that raises money for local charities. Kelly also operates the “HCG Diet Show”, a web based weight loss coaching service for those wanting to lose weight using the HCG protocol. She founded the weight loss business after losing 50 pounds in less than two months and has kept it off for nearly 8-years. (www.hcgdietshow.com)  Vaughn also produces voicemail greetings, commercials and serves as an emcee and motivational speaker for events.  A native of Indianapolis, Kelly graduated from Broad Ripple High School and received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Ms. Vaughn has received many honors for excellence in her 25-year career, including awards from Indiana Black Expo, the Indiana State Medical Association and the Center for Leadership Development.






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