Colin Murray

  • Host of BBC Radio 5 live sports panel show Fighting Talk
  • Presenter of Channel 5’s ‘Football on 5’
  • Winner of four Sony Gold Awards
  • Weekly Metro Column
  • BBC 5Live ‘At Home with Colin Murray’ podcast
  • @colinmurray

Colin Murray is a three time Sony Gold winning radio broadcaster, television presenter and writer. This year he was announced as the new host for Channel 5’s ‘Football on 5’ show and also recently rejoined Fighting Talk on BBC Radio 5 Live having previously hosted the show from 2006 to 2013.

Colin’s BBC Radio 5Live podcast series ‘At Home with Colin Murray‘ reached the iTunes Top 40 UK Sports & Recreation Podcasts chart. With 16 episodes in total, you can listen to Colin ‘at home’ talking to some of the biggest names in sport; Jamie Carragher, Dan Hardy and Gary Linekar are to name a few!

Colin joined talkSPORT in 2013, hosting their weekly mid-morning show until September 2016. Each day Colin was joined by an array of guests from the world of sport and discussed the big news and debates of the day.

Colin has also presented the live NFL games and Super Bowl coverage for Channel 4. In early 2015 Colin entered his fourth season as host of the BBC’s BDO World Darts Championships, from the legendary Lakeside Country Club.

In 2014 he presented a six-part series on BBC Radio 6 Music which took listeners on an audio journey through a soundscape of music, film, history and comedy. He also reunited with his Radio One co-host Edith Bowman to present Radio 5 Live’s ‘Bump Club’, following women through their pregnancy, offering tips and guidance whilst tying in with the birth of the new Royal baby.

He was also the anchor of the BBC’s Match of the Day 2, the Sunday night version of the most famous football highlights show on earth.

In 2012, he co-produced, wrote and presented 5 Live’s landmark Olympic series Colin Murray’s Gold Run, in which he aimed to track down every single living British summer Olympic Gold Medallist. The Radio 5 Live Olympics team won a Sony Gold Award for Best Sports Programme.

Colin began his career as a print journalist which included co-founding an Irish music magazine called Blank. During this period, he became the IPR Northern Ireland Entertainment Journalist of the Year for his work with the Irish Sunday People.

Keen to keep writing, he recently achieved a lifelong ambition by becoming a published author, writing A Random History of Football for Orion Publishing, which has been reprinted since. He also writes a weekly column for the Metro newspaper.

His dream is to one day host Countdown and he has been lucky enough to be in dictionary corner numerous times.

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“Colin was excellent. The crowd LOVED him! I have never received such good feedback from guests about a host.

He was so professional and really took an interest in what he was presenting which really impressed the Incisive Team.

Please pass on my feedback to him and thank him for making the awards such a success.”

The Private Equity Awards

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Colin for his appearance at the Farnham Park opening; he was fantastic and the GB Lions whom I coach felt like they’d made the big time thanks to the way he introduced them to the crowd before the game.

The Farnham opening will be a great memory for us all, in no small part thanks to Colin.

Liam Carroll, Development Coordinator, BaseballSoftballUK Ltd

“Colin Murray was superb and the best host yet for our Awards dinner.

Colin had done all his homework before arrival and throughout the evening he worked so hard to engage all the audience and basically ran the event for us.

Colin is extremely professional and was a real pleasure to work with. Thanks to his persuasive commentary, we raised £1500 for Children in Need.

FeRFA Awards

Colin Murray