Colin Murray is a three time Sony Gold winning radio broadcaster, television presenter and writer. He currently hosts the mid-morning show on talkSPORT, weekdays from 10am-1pm.
Since January 2023, Colin has also fulfilled a lifelong ambition to host Channel 4’s longest running quiz Countdown, becoming the show’s permanent new presenter after a spell as caretaker host following the departure of Ann Robinson.
Colin was thrilled to join talkSPORT, hosting their weekly mid-morning show. Each day Colin is joined by an array of guests from the world of sport and discusses the big news and debates of the day. Listen in weekdays from 10am-1pm.
Colin Murray has presented the live NFL games and Super Bowl coverage for Channel 4. Early this year Colin entered his fourth season as host of the BBC's BDO World Darts Championships, from the legendary Lakeside Country Club.
Colin previously hosted the sporting institution that is Fighting Talk on BBC Radio 5 Live and fronted their Friday evening sports preview show, Kicking Off with Colin Murray. Last year 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 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 has also written weekly columns for the Metro newspaper and Radio Times.