Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

My Story

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Greetings! Welcome to my blog/online portfolio!

I’m sure many of you are wondering just who the heck I am and where I came from. So I’ll bring you up to speed — and don’t worry, I’ll try to keep it as short as possible.

From 20014 to 2016, I was lucky enough to work a dream job at WWE as a second screen and WWE.com producer. After earning a promotion to Content Creator, Games, I was put in charge of WWE’s official YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown. It was a position that I held until my departure with the company.

Prior to this, I was hard at work as a videogame journalist. My home site was GamerNode, where I began my career as a staff writer and worked my way up to senior editor before moving on to WWE and stepping down to act as a special contributor. In addition to providing a variety of content to the site (news, previews, reviews, features, and more) I also gave tips and advice to the site’s writers so they could improve and be the best they can be.

My voice and opinion had also crossed into the podcasting realm during my time at GamerNode, as I acted as a regular on its Vs. Node podcast. During the site’s Co-Op Node live-stream program in 2013, I hosted its Tuesday night block where I played a game or games of my choosing and interacted with our fans who stopped by to watch.

On-site coverage is another area of expertise that I’ve gathered plenty of experience in. At GamerNode, my attendance was regular over a four-year period for E3 in Los Angeles, PAX East in Boston, and New York Comic Con. This was in addition to having covered other press events in New York City and Tampa, Florida. This was continued during my time as UpUpDownDown’s head, as I worked to produce content for the channel backstage at arenas around the country at WWE Live Events and TV. This was in addition to attending and covering the same aforementioned conventions, this time for the channel.

While covering these events, I’ve interviewed and taken part in videos with several recognizable names in both the gaming and wrestling industries. Those include Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Xavier WoodsPaige, Sasha BanksSheamus, Kofi Kingston, Smosh Games, Kinda Funny GamesKen Levine, Warren Spector, David Brevik, Tim Schafer, and many more.

Other tasks performed while covering these events in the gaming realm include writing previews, live blogging/tweeting, conducting/producing video interviews and producing Facebook Live videos.

When it comes to free time, I spend it enjoying time with my family, sports as both a spectator and participant, playing video games, watching my favorite nerdy TV shows/movies and reading comics. My personal favorite professional sports leagues to watch are the NHL, MLB and NFL with all my favorite teams being from the NY area. Soccer/football is something I’m also warming up and trying to get into.

To learn more about me, you can follow my Twitter and Instagram accounts. This will also help you discover when I have a new piece of writing or other form of work out for the masses to check out, as I like to promote it on the tweet machine and with my instafam.

Thanks for coming around and I hope you enjoy my work!

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