Murray Feldman anchors FOX 2 News at 5:30 and is the station’s Money Editor. In his capacity as a reporter, he deals exclusively with major business issues and local trends, with his reports appearing on all of FOX 2’s newscasts. Feldman also hosts Your Business on WWJ-AM, Detroit’s CBS radio affiliate. He joined WJBK FOX 2 as a general assignment reporter in December 1976, and hosted the award-winning Sunday morning business information and news program, Moneywise, on FOX 2 for five seasons. Feldman came to FOX 2 from WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, where he worked as a news anchor/reporter. He also served as weekend anchor/reporter at WNYS-TV in Syracuse, New York, newscaster and music announcer at WWBZ-AM in New Jersey, and as a writer at KYW-AM in Philadelphia.
Feldman’s broadcasting career began in 1964 at WCAM-AM in New Jersey, where he worked as a production assistant. Feldman gained wide acclaim for his 1989 series, “Credit Comeback”, which resulted in nearly a thousand inquiries for assistance in credit-related problems. As a direct result of his 1989 series, “Does Your Job Make You Sick?,” hundreds of individuals contacted the Federal Government to investigate health hazards at their work place.
Feldman has visited the White House on several occasions. He was one of a select group of journalists, business editors and economic representatives invited to talk with President Reagan and cabinet members about the economic state of the nation. In 1976, he met with President Ford to discuss a variety of political issues. Feldman has covered all of the major candidates on the local, state and national levels. He was invited to the White House by President Bush to receive an award for reporting on small business, and interviewed President Clinton in early 1994 prior to the G-7 summit in Detroit.
Feldman was selected as the Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year in 1992 for his reporting of local business entrepreneurs. The U.S. Small Business Administration named Feldman the Media Advocate of the Year in 1992 and 1989. In 1988, he was honored with a first place United Press International (UPI) award, and an Associated Press (AP) award for his individual reporting excellence. 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 in 1987. Feldman also won a 1998 Emmy in the business and finance category for his Deal of the Day series on consumer money-saving tips.
Committed to “giving back” to the community, Feldman is very active with the Michigan Cancer Foundation, Forgotten Harvest and various public service causes through Temple Israel in West Bloomfield – where he was once a board member. Feldman holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston. Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, Feldman currently resides in Farmington Hills with his wife, Marla, and their two children.
Financial advice straight from the experts: Murray Feldman hosts the WWJ Newsradio 950′s 2011 Fall Michigan Money Summit.
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