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, money and jobs issues, with his reports appearing on all of FOX 2’s newscasts. He joined WWJ in September of 1987. Feldman hosts THE FELDMAN REPORT on WWJ-AM, Detroit’s CBS owned and operated all news station. He joined WJBK FOX 2 as a general assignment reporter in December 1976, and hosted the award-winning Sunday morning financial program, Moneywise, on FOX 2 for five years. 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 awards for hour long specials on the automotive bankruptcies.
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 various local non-profits. Feldman holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston and an honorary doctorate.from Cleary University in Washtenaw County. Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, Feldman currently resides in Farmington Hills with his wife, Marla.
Marla is a retired elementary school principal, attorney and volunteer mediator.
Their son Rob is Assistant Program Director/Music Director/on air with Clear Channel in Baltimore. Daughter Katie is a Curriculum Specialist in West Hartford, Connecticut schools. Her husband Andrew is product manager at ESPN.
Their daughter Ariella was born in 2012.
Financial advice straight from the experts: Murray Feldman hosts the WWJ Newsradio 950′s 2011 Fall Michigan Money Summit.
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