KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter
Jim Murray is an award-winning broadcaster with deep local roots. He was born and raised in Santa Barbara and was a Gaucho ball boy during the historic Brian Shaw and Jerry Pimm days. Murray went onto attend high school at San Marcos and Cate School before heading to college at Claremont McKenna.
With stops in Los Angeles, Oregon and Las Vegas, Jim has over 9 years of broadcasting experience. His career began in Los Angeles. He was the public address announcer at Santa Monica College and he performed play-by-play duties for the Granada Hills High School football team. He then became Sports Director at KVMD-TV, an independent cable station based in West Los Angeles.
In 2007, Jim was named Sports Director at KTVZ-TV in Bend, Oregon. He covered everything from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver to the Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl run. Jim was courtside when Brandon Roy attempted his comeback from knee-surgery in the NBA playoffs and he documented Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton’s rise to stardom. In 2010 Murray received the “Oregon Sportscaster of the Year” from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
Murray was also an accomplished collegiate athlete: in 1996, he set the Division III record with four doubles in a playoff baseball game while playing third-base for Claremont McKenna College.
Jim received his Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology in 2002. He is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice specializing in teens and adolescents. Murray is also an adjunct professor at Antioch University; he teaches classes in both the Communications and Psychology departments.
Jim joined the KEYT news team in July of 2013.