Murison attended The Abbey School in Reading from 1993–2000, going on to study English Literature at Bristol University, where she edited the music pages of student newspaper Epigram. Murison joined the NME in 2003 as a staff writer. In July 2009 she became the first female editor of the NME. The Guardian reported in February 2012 that there is "a widespread consensus (...) that Murison has done a decent job since taking over in July 2009." Previously she worked for Nylon in New York. On 12 April 2012 it was announced that Murison would be leaving NME to join The Sunday Times Magazine as Features Editor.
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