Murphy Brown is the outspoken star investigative reporter for F.Y.I., a Washington, D.C.-based television news magazine. Once an alcoholic, her sobriety is regularly tested by the chaotic atmosphere inside the F.Y.I. newsroom.
On camera, she is smart, sharp, and tough; while off camera she is intriguingly flawed. When not dealing with her eccentric cast of co-workers, she works to deal with personal and professional issues.