Murray Feldman holds the record for being on the air longer than anyone else currently on Detroit Television and Radio. He started at WJBK in 1976 and currently anchors FOX 2 News at 5:30, with Sherry Margolis. He also serves as the station's Money Editor.
As the Money Editor, Murray is helping Metro-Detroit get back in the workforce with the popular "FOX 2 Job Shop" segments. He's not only the producer of those segments, but he is the face of the "FOX 2 Job Shop". And because of its mounting success, the "FOX 2 Job Shop", is now broadcast on all FOX Network owned television stations. In his continuous effort to keep Metro-Detroit money smart, he is also the host of "Murray's Money Minute", which airs on Detroit's Number One, only all local morning news show, FOX 2 News Morning.
Murray also hosts "The Feldman Report". That broadcast is heard weekday mornings and afternoons on WWJ Newsradio 950, which is Detroit's CBS owned radio station.
Born in Philadelphia, and raised in New Jersey, his passion for providing information to the masses began early. Feldman's broadcasting career began in 1964 at WCAM-AM in New Jersey, where he worked as a production assistant. He worked his way up and continued his career as a writer and desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia. Continuing to perfect his craft, he also worked as a newscaster and music announcer at WWBZ-AM in New Jersey. From there, he became a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WNYS-TV in Syracuse, New York. Feldman finally landed in Detroit after working in Providence, Rhode Island at WPRI-TV as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Murray's work has caught the attention of the Nation's capital for decades. He has been personally invited to the White House on several occasions. As one of the Detroit's most respected journalist; Murray was part of a select group of journalists and economic reporters invited to talk with President Ronald Reagan and cabinet members about the "economic state of the nation". In 1976, Murray met with President Gerald Ford to discuss a variety of political issues. President George Bush acknowledged his reports on small businesses by giving him an award and inviting him to the White House. In 1994, prior to the G-7 Summit in Detroit, Murray interviewed President Bill Clinton.
And the day after a major management shake-up at General Motors, Murray went one-on-one with President Barack Obama live on FOX 2 News. That interview made broadcast history, creating one of the most watched segments on Detroit television. It also proved to be monumental, as it was right before the Auto Industry Government Bailout.
Always striving for excellence, Murray has received dozens of accolades and awards for his reporting.
In 2009, he received the Associated Press (AP) award for his FOX 2 Special "News at 6: Auto Crisis". He also received the 2006 Michigan Association of Broadcasters: Broadcast Excellence Merit Award.
For his "Money Makeover" reports and that's just to name a few. He was also selected as Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year in 1992, an award that acknowledged his reporting on local business entrepreneurs. The U.S. Small Business Administration named Feldman the "Media Advocate of the Year" in 1989 and 1992. And in 1988, he was honored with a first place United Press International (UPI) award and an Associated Press award for his individual reporting excellence. And the year prior, in 1987, he received a first place UPI Individual Achievement Award for his coverage of the stock market crash.
The Investment Company Institute presented him with the American University Television Award for the best economic coverage of any television station in the nation during the1987 stock market crash. Feldman also won a 1998 Emmy for his "Deal of the Day" series on consumer money-saving tips.
Committed to "giving back" to the community, Feldman is very active with many local charities.
He holds a bachelor's degree in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston. Also, in
2003, he received an honorary doctorate from Ann Arbor's Cleary University.
Murray's wife Marla is a retired elementary school principal, attorney and volunteer mediator.
Their son Rob is a broadcaster with Clear Channel in Washington DC. Daughter Katie is a teacher in West Hartford, Connecticut. Her husband Andrew is product manager at ESPN.
Their daughter Ariella was born in 2012.
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