Town Resident Eileen Murphy Becomes Editor of ‘New Canaan • Darien + Rowayton’ Magazine

Two things drove Eileen Murphy, reluctantly, out of the magazine world 16 years ago. A Long Island native and media communications major with a specialization in journalism at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, Murphy had entered the workforce in 1997. Within a few years, she found her niche in a job that she loved at ‘Power & Motoryacht’ magazine, going from someone who knew nothing about boats to getting her U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license. In June of 2008, she left the magazine to give birth to her older daughter—now a sophomore at New Canaan High School. The idea of doing her old job began to feel unrealistic.