KSBI has announced today that longtime local television newscaster Ed Murray has joined the channel’s team and will be hosting the new trivia game show “Wild Card,” scheduled to debut in October in the 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday time slot.
Details, provided by KSBI, are as follows:
A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Ed Murray joined KWTV-News 9 in Oklahoma City in July 1981 as a sports anchor and reporter. Murray moved from the sports department to the news department in January 2000 and co-anchored the morning and noon newscasts until 2010. Murray was nominated for an Emmy Award for Live, Breaking News coverage in 2010 for his part in the live broadcast of the rescue of a woman caught in a flash flooding event. He served as a news reporter and anchor on the weekend newscasts from 2010 until his retirement from news and sports in April 2012.
KSBI President Vince Orza said “I am extremely proud to have Ed join the KSBI team. We’ve been friends for many years and I have always admired his professionalism. He’s a seasoned journalist, been an outstanding master of ceremonies for many events and already become a great asset to KSBI hosting the high school edition of Mind Games”.
During his nearly 31 years at KWTV, Ed Murray also hosted the MDA Telethon for 25 years, served as the radio play by play voice of the OU women’s basketball team, hosted the Pat Jones TV Program and provided television play by play for college football and basketball games along with professional hockey. He is frequently asked to host banquets and moderate political forums and debates.
Since retirement, Ed Murray has hosted KSBI’s high school academic game show, “Mind Games: The High School Edition” airing Sunday nights at 6 pm. The program spotlights the outstanding students in our state as they win money for their schools.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Ed is married to his childhood sweetheart, Kathy, and they are the proud parents of four grown sons and one daughter-in-law.
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