Rex Murphy Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, CBC News, Net Worth, Salary

Rex Murphy is a Canadian commentator/host/author working for CBC News in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He hosts CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup.

Rex Murphy Biography

Rex Murphy is a Canadian commentator, host, and author working for CBC News in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He hosts a nationwide call-in show, CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup.

Rex Murphy Education

After earning his Diploma from High School in his hometown, he had to further his education. He joined the Memorial University of Newfoundland to pursue his career course. In 1968, he graduated with a degree in English. During the same year, he studied law for a year at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, as a Rhodes scholar. Returning to Newfoundland, he began a Master’s degree in English but did not complete it.

Rex Murphy Career

Murphy is a host, commentator, and author at CBC News. He serves as the regular host of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup. Murphy served there for 21 years before stepping down in September 2015. He first came to national attention while attending Memorial University during a nationally covered speech in Lennoxville, Quebec. After Smallwood warned the undergraduate student in a news conference not to return, Murphy returned and was elected President of the Memorial University Student Council. Afterward, returning to Newfoundland, he soon established himself as a quick-witted and accomplished writer, broadcaster, and teacher. Smallwood’s administration followed through with its promise; students were awarded both free tuition and an additional $50 living allowance.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

He was a frequent presence in the various branches of the CBC and had regular commentary segments “Point of View” on The National, CBC Television’s flagship nightly news program. Furthermore, he was the regular host of a nationwide call-in show on CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup. Murphy and nine other prominent Canadians participated in the production and defense of a Great Canadian on the CBC Television program The Greatest Canadian in 2004. On 20 September 2015, he retired from Cross Country Checkup and continued his commentary segments on The National until 28 June 2017. Currently, he writes for the National Post and has a YouTube channel called RexTV.

Rex Murphy Age

Murphy is 75 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 1947, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada. Murphy has not disclosed his date of birth, therefore, it is not known when he celebrates his birthday.

Rex Murphy Height

Murphy stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Rex Murphy
Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy Family

Murphy was born and raised in Carbonear, the Dominion of Newfoundland. Like all British subjects born in Newfoundland prior to the union with Canada in 1949, he became a natural-born Canadian citizen under the Newfoundland Terms of Union and an amendment to the Canadian Citizenship Act passed in 1949. He grew up in Placentia, 105 kilometers west of St. John’s. Murphy was brought up along with his four siblings. He is the son of Harry Muphy and Marie Murphy

Rex Murphy Wife

Murphy is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.

Rex Murphy Net Worth

Murphy has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a commentator, host, and author.

Rex Murphy Salary

Murphy earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


The Memorial, St. Thomas, and Nipissing universities awarded him with honorary doctorates of letters. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Waterloo in June 2008. In June 2013, the Canadian Institute of Management awarded him the Honorary Fellowship.

Rex Murphy CBC News

Murphy works at CBC News where he works alongside other famous CBC News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Andrew Chang
  2. Andrew Nichols
  3. Carole MacNeil
  4. Heather Hiscox
  5. Jay Scotland
  6. Johanna Wagstaffe
  7. Michael Serapio
  8. Ryan Snoddon
  9. Farah Singh
  10. John Sauder
  11. Jenny Howe
  12. John Hancock
  13. Kimberly Gale
  14. Meagan Fitzpatrick
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