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Paul Murray
Murray at the 2012 Radio Awards in Sydney
Born (1978-07-14) 14 July 1978 (age 46)
EducationEpping Boys High School University of Western Sydney
Occupation(s)Radio and television presenter
Years active2001–present
EmployerSky News Australia
Known forTelevision and radio presenting
AwardsASTRA Awards – Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist
2013 Sky News Australia
WebsitePaul Murray Live

Paul Murray (born 14 July 1978) is a conservative political commentator based in Sydney, Australia. He was the former regular mornings presenter on 2UE show A Sydney Morning. He also hosts Paul Murray Live on Sky News Australia, which airs Sunday to Thursday at 9 pm AEST,[1] as well as a Saturday Edition.[2]



In 2008, Murray joined The Shebang with Marty Sheargold and Fifi Box on Triple M's Sydney breakfast shift and also co-hosted the short-lived chat show The NightCap on 7HD. The latter program debuted with the first known public discussion of the childhood accident that left him with only nine toes.[3][4] He also joined Sky News Australia, where he began hosting 180 with Paul Murray (now known as Paul Murray Live).

In November 2010, it was announced that Murray would be moving to AM radio station 2UE. He hosted both drive and morning shows, and in early 2013 he began hosting the morning show Sydney Mornings. In October 2013, Murray openly criticised the decision by 2UE to sack fellow radio host Jason Morrison.[5]

In December 2013, after a period of declining ratings for Murray's show,[6] it was announced that Murray was leaving 2UE (his final show was broadcast on 13 December) and moving to Sky News full-time[7] to host the show Paul Murray Live on weeknights.[8]

In 2019 Murray was the only Australian news anchor given an opportunity to interview President Donald Trump during Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to the US. He was widely criticised for asking soft questions, including “Have you had a good day with your Aussie mates?” and “What do you want to say to your many Australian supporters who wish you nothing but the best in November 2020?”.[9][10]

Murray has implored voters to vote for the Liberal Party and admitted that “Sky News at night is a Liberal echo chamber”.[11] He is a strong supporter of Liberal leader Peter Dutton and a frequent critic of the Australian Labor Party[12] and what he views as "left-wing" policies like action on climate change.[13]

Radio show formats


In January 2013, Murray started working on a new show, A Sydney Morning with Paul Murray, which, unlike other 2UE programs, broadcasts out of the Sydney Morning Herald newsroom.[14]

Personal life


Murray is married and lives in Sydney. He is a lifelong Wests Tigers supporter and a Holden fan. He is an atheist.[15]

Murray is a conservative, often openly criticising the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens.[16]


  1. ^ Sky podcast feed
  2. ^ "Paul Murray and PVO to work weekends too". MediaWeek. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Crazy Domains". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2008. The NightCap episode 1, channel 7HD, 12 February 2008
  4. ^ [1] Archived 3 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine Media Diary, The Australian, 31 January 2011
  5. ^ "2UE's Paul Murray: Sacking Jason Morrison is a loss for the station". 7 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Sydney radio ratings released today 2UE breakfast small, Paul Murray show smaller".
  7. ^ Radioinfo (12 February 2013). "Paul Murray confirms 2UE departure".
  8. ^ "Paul Murray confirms he's quitting Fairfax Media's 2UE | The Australian". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Watch This Incredibly Cringeworthy Sky News Interview with Donald Trump". 23 September 2019.
  10. ^ "The media darling of Morrison's state visit". 23 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Paul Murray's hot-mic admission: 'Sky News at night is a Liberal echo chamber' | Australian media | the Guardian".
  12. ^ "Sky News host Paul Murray in expletive-laden anti-Labor tirade to audience before Peter Dutton interview | Sky News Australia | the Guardian".
  13. ^ "Why there's net zero faith in Labor's climate change policy". 17 December 2021.
  14. ^ Radioinfo (12 July 2012). "Paul Murray moves to mornings on 2UE".
  15. ^ @skynewsaust (3 August 2016). ".@PMOnAir slams the dishonest campaign urging people to tick 'No Religion' in the census #pmlive" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "'Queen Palaszczuk' won't 'suffer too badly' in five-star hotel quarantine". MSN.