Denise Clay-Murray


Denise Clay-Murray started with Votebeat as our reporter in Pennsylvania on April 25. She has been an independent journalist since 2005 and has been covering politics in Philadelphia for a variety of news outlets including the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia Magazine, Love Now Media, Resolve Philadelphia, and Billy Penn. Her work has also appeared on the BBC World Service, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and Denise previously covered politics and education for the Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, the Reading Eagle-Times, the Bucks County Courier Times, and the Philadelphia Tribune. She is also the co-host of the local public affairs show “Philadelphia Hall Monitor” on Philadelphia Community Access Television and Radio. She is a graduate of Temple University’s Klein School of Journalism and lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband Chris.

Whether the counties can report near-complete results on election night depends on how many mail-in ballots need to be counted — and when the counting starts.