Colin Murray



Colin presents Fighting Talk on Radio 5Live plus the weekday 11pm slot also on 5 Live as well as Quest's Football League Coverage. For many years he anchored the BDO Lakeside World Darts Championship on BBC plus Eurosport's Snooker Coverage. 

He hosted the popular Friday night sports preview show, Kicking Off as part of 5 Live Sport and presented talkSPORT's mid morning programme Monday to Friday for 3 years, tripling the audience in the process.

He was a key member of the Beeb's World Cup coverage in South Africa, presenting the main highlights, as well as two live games, while in the build up to the London Olympics he interviewed all living British Gold Medallists for 5 Live's acclaimed 'Gold Rush'.

He has maintained a written journalistic career, alongside his broadcasting.  His first novel 'A Random History of Football', sold so well in hardback it went to paperback and he is widely published in the print media.Earlier on in his career he co-published his own cutting-edge music magazine Blank

Colin originally came to prominence on  BBC Radio 1, hosting many shows and forging a successful partnership with Edith Bowman, eventually co-hosting the weekday afternoon slot 'The Colin and Edith Show'. He won his first coveted Sony Award for Music Broadcaster Of The Year during his final few years at Radio 1 when presenting the 10pm - midnight slot, indulging his love of Alternative Music.

He began his career as a news reporter, cutting his teeth at the Ulster News Letter. He was crowned IPR Northern Ireland Entertainment Journalist of the Year 2002, and it was this journalistic ethos that helped him win another Sony Gold The Feature Award - for a documentary he made with All Out Productions entitled 'The Trouble With Drugs'.

He also co-wrote and presented the BBC2 sports documentary The 85 Final: Davis vs Taylor.

During 2020 Colin recorded his new podcast "At Home With Colin Murray" where he talked to some of the biggest names in sport in a truly unique setting...either his house or theirs! Interviewees include Steve Davis, Barry Hearn, and Jurgen Klopp.

A superb host who really throws himself into proceedings, getting everyone involved…he even presents his own “Awards within an Awards” where he mingles with guests during the drinks reception and dinner working out whose up for a laugh. It will be fun categories like “Best Dressed Woman” (always goes to one of the older women in the room), “Best Baldie” etc.

"Everyone had only praise for Colin.  He was universally acclaimed as the best ever person to host the awards. He was incredible and made the night for everyone. Please let him know and many of the comments were spontaneous both on the night and later by email."  

"...they are a tough crowd to get any motion/sound/or anything out of, but by the end of the evening you had them all laughing away and looking like they were really enjoying themselves!!"
Colin hosted a pan European awards event 

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