Social Icons

Social Connect

Edward R. Murrow

  • Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina
  • Birthday: April 25
Date of passing: 
April 27, 1965

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist.

He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. During the war he assembled a team of foreign correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist.

He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. During the war he assembled a team of foreign correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

In 1953, Murrow began hosting Person to Person, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: "Good evening, I'm Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is 'Person to Person'. It's all live – there's no film"). Murrow hosted the original series from its inception in 1953 until 1959. In the last two years of its original run, Charles Collingwood was the host.

Although Murrow is best remembered as a reporter on programs such as Hear It Now and See It Now and for publicly confronting Senator Joseph McCarthy, on Person to Person he was a pioneer of the celebrity interview.

Edward R. Murrow was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984.

Show more

edward-r-murrow-450x600.jpg

Edward R. Murrow

Photo credit: 
Matty Zimmerman/AP

Main

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

5 Wins7 Nominations

BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR OR ANALYST - 1959

  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow, as
  • n/a
  • CBS

BEST NEWS COMMENTARY - 1958

BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR - 1957

  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow, as
  • n/a
  • CBS

BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR OR REPORTER - 1956

  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow, as
  • n/a
  • CBS

MOST OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY - 1954

  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow, as
  • n/a
  • CBS

MOST OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY - 1953

  • Nominee
  • Edward R. Murrow, as
  • n/a
  • CBS

Videos