Colin Murray Biography
Colin Murray is a radio and television personality from Northern Ireland. In 2010, he took over as host of BBC Television’s Match of the Day 2 on BBC Two. Colin was still hosting shows on BBC Radio 5 Live, including 5 Live Sport and Fighting Talk, at the same time. He also had a show on BBC Radio Ulster. In the past, he has often hosted shows on BBC Radio 1 and Channel 5.
At the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2017, he received the “Music Broadcaster of the Year” honor. The native of Dundonald, east of Belfast, began his career as a news writer. He ventured into music journalism and publishing due to his love of both music and sports. Colin made his national radio debut on Radio 1 in 1999, co-hosting The Session music show.
Colin Murray Age
Colin Murray was born in Dundonald, Northern Ireland on March 10, 1977. He is 45 years old.
Colin Murray Height
Colin stands at the height of 5 ft 11 in/1.8 m tall.
Colin Murray Family
His parents gave birth to him at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, a neighborhood of East Belfast, Northern Ireland. Colin grew raised in the Dundonald estate of Ballybeen. He adopted his stepfather’s last name, after the September 5, 2022 edition of Countdown he used the name Luke Wright for two days before “a family member pointed out that was a direction.”
Colin Murray Wife
Colin exchanged vows with Carly Paradis, a BAFTA-nominated Canadian-born British composer. Carly is also a pianist and lyricist. In 2012, the couple married.
Colin Murray Education
In Newtownards, he attended Regent House Grammar School. Colin then attended Dundonald High School but left after his GCSEs. Colin, who had been hyperactive since childhood, was asked to leave the grammar school due to what teachers viewed as a disruptive nature. He was continuously asking embarrassing questions or cracking jokes. Colin later identified this quality as excellent for his future job in presenting, which he believes should have been fostered by teachers.
Colin Murray Salary
Colin annually pockets a salary of $102,693.
Colin Murray’s Net Worth
Colin has an accumulated net worth of $3 million.
Colin Murray Career
In 2002, he made his television debut. Colin was one of six co-presenters on the Channel 4 morning show RI: SE. Beginning in 2003, Colin made a name for himself as a music radio broadcaster on the weekday daytime Colin and Edith show. He and Edith Bowman co-hosted the show.
In addition, Colin began hosting Channel 5’s live UEFA Cup football coverage on Wednesday evenings. In the same year, he left Colin and Edith to host The Colin Murray Show, a late-night weekday evening music vehicle on Radio 1. Colin Murray began hosting The Late Broadcast with Colin Murray, a once-weekly late-night music broadcast for Radio Ulster, in 2008. Colin left Radio 1 the next year to take on more responsibilities at 5 Live.
On Friday nights, he hosted Kicking Off with Colin Murray, and on Sunday afternoons, he hosted 5 Live Sports. In 2010, he switched from hosting Channel 5’s Sunday night Match of the Day 2 highlights show to hosting the BBC’s version of the program. Colin announced his departure from BBC Radio 5 Live in 2013 to join commercial rival Talksport. He took over the 10 a.m.-1 p.m. slot previously held by Richard Keys and Andy Gray.
He asserted that due to Talksport’s concurrent business ties with The Sun and The Sun’s coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy, as well as the attitudes of Liverpool supporters (including himself) toward that magazine, his position would become untenable. Since August 2017, Colin has hosted the Saturday night EFL television highlights show. He began anchoring the show on Channel 5 in the 2017/18 season before moving to Quest on EFL in August 2018.