John Murray (sports broadcaster)
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John Murray was brought up on a family farm in Northumberland, which straddles Hadrian's Wall. He was educated at Haydon Bridge High School and studied geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter. His career in radio began at TFM Radio on Teesside. He joined BBC Tees in 1994. In 1995 he transferred to the BBC Radio Sport department in London and, by 1998, he had become part of the football commentary team.
Murray is the third choice football commentator on 5 Live behind the BBC's Chief Football Correspondent Mike Ingham, and Alan Green regularly calling the Saturday 3pm game. He has also commentated on Golf, Cricket and Olympic Equestrian. With Green recovering from a quadruple heart bypass, Murray made his FA Cup final commentary debut on 5 Live on May 15, 2010 describing Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Portsmouth alongside Ingham. He is now established as the first choice Saturday 3.00 commentator with Green/Ingham frequently covering the 12.45 game.
He lives in North Yorkshire with his family.
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