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Chris Murray has over 20 years of print and broadcast journalism. He is currently a co-host on the Weekend Sports Wrap-up on Blog Talk Radio.
From 2004-2009, Murray was a sports writer/columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune. He covered both pro and college sports which included events like the 2008 World Series, the 2009 NCAA Tournament-First and Second Rounds, the 2007 East men’s East Regional Final and the 2004 NFC Championship Game.
Murray is one of two finalists for the 2009 National Association of Black Journalist’s Excellence in Journalism Award in sports writing for newspapers with under 150,000 circulation. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Negro League Baseball Museum’s Sam Lacy Award as its Baseball Writer of the Year.
For the past the five years, he has been a frequent contributor to several local, regional and national radio and television shows including the nationally-syndicated radio show, “Two Live Stews” and the Comcast network show, “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle.” His work as a freelancer has appeared in the Baltimore Sun and the Providence Journal. You can catch him on the Wake up with Bill Anderson Show on Friday’s at 9:45 a.m. for my weekly sports report on 900 AM WURD and WURD.com
Prior to the Tribune, Murray worked as a Lecturer of English at Bowie State University (2001-2003). From 2003 to 2005, he was a graduate student in Temple University’s African-American Studies. He received his Masters degree from there in January 2006. In 2005, Murray wrote entries for the African-American Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama.
From 1998 to 2001, Murray was the sports editor of the Prince George’s Gazette Newspapers in Landover, Md. where he coordinated the coverage of local high school and college sports. He was a frequent guest on a local sports show.
Murray also worked at the Journal Newspapers as a sports reporter from 1994-1998. In 1995, Murray won a Maryland Society of Professional Journalist award for Excellence in Sports Reporting. So As a freelance journalist during that time, his work appeared in Washington Post.com and Black Issues in Higher Education.
From 1992-1994, Murray was a staff writer with Army Times. He started his print journalism career at the Newhouse Newpapers in Michigan 1991. As a graduate student at Michigan State University (1988-1990), Murray was a student in the Michigan State University’s Capital News Service program where he worked as a print and radio reporter covering the Michigan Legislature. He was also the editor of the student-run publication, “Focal Point.” In 1990, he was an intern in the sports department of the Milwaukee Journal.
Philly fans - myself included - give Andy Reid a lot of heat day in and day out. But he's a pretty good head coach...
Follow-up to my last slideshow.
Top Potential Pleasant Surprises of 2009.
Thanks in advance.
Do the Eagles really need a blocking tight end? The city says yes, the team says no.
So who's right?
Cody beat me to it, but I've got some different questions for Shawn Andrews. (He submitted his while I was writing mine, the bastard)