Canadian commentator and author Rex Murphy has been a famous face in the world of media with his astounding analysis on Canadian political and social matters. Murphy served as the regular host of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup for almost 21 years and earned applauding fame.
Courtesy of his risen media career, the 71-years-old veteran media personality has enticed a lot of his fans and followers, who are eager to have a crack at his off-screen bio.
Rex Murphy's Failed Relationship: Reason Behind Unsuccessful Married Life!
Many people have come to enjoy his programs, and have commented on his style and wits which makes his plan a must-watch show. But, his marriage to his TV journalist wife, Jennifer Davis, often known as Jennifer Guy, has often been the dark spot in his career which otherwise, would have been a glorious one for him. When pressed to open up about his tumultuous marriage to his wife, he refuses to talk on the matter.
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Murphy also has an 18-year-old daughter with her, whom he has stopped seeing. Many of his friends often said that he'd always be on the verge of greatness and then he'd have an episode. Those episodes were his drinking habit and his love for alcohol. Finally, the fondness for drinking won over the affection for his wife and children that cost him his marriage.
He quit his drinking in 1990, but his marriage to his wife and his relationship with his family did not have a second chance. Though Rex has not married again, he did get a second chance in his career as he has gone ahead and hosted many programs and written number of books.
As far as his secluded life is concerned, Murphy focuses on carrying his media journey and stays away from relationship controversies.
Rex Murphy's Bio: Family
Rex Murphy was born in March 1974, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, as the second of five children to his parents, Harry Murphy (father) and Marie Murphy (mother). He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Growing up with his family in Newfoundland, Murphy graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1968. Subsequently, he moved to the United Kingdom to study at St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar but did not receive a degree.
Rex Murphy's Career
Murphy first received the national attention while attending Memorial University during a nationally covered speech in Lennoxville, Quebec. Besides, he ran for provincial office in Newfoundland twice in 1985 and 1986. However, he suffered defeat both times.
Currently, Rex serves as a regular commentator on the various branches of the CBC where Rosemary Barton worked as the Parliament Hill correspondent. He appears regularly in the commentary segment entitled ‘Point of View’ on The National. Apart from that, Murphy was a regular host of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup, a nationwide call-in show.
Rex Murphy, giving his Farewell Speech From his Job on 13 September 2015. (Photo Credit: The Star)
Murphy announced to retire from Cross Country Checkup on 20 September 2015. Meanwhile, he continued to pass his commentary on The National.
Joining some journalists who have criticized Trump, Murphy has also written the articles about him many times.
Back in 2016, in his article titled, ‘What do Rob Ford, the Brexit, and Donald Trump have in common,’ Murphy termed Donald Trump as a loud-mouth billionaire reality show exhibitionist with a Ferrari of an ego and a Lada of a brain.
Moreover, he also wrote a column for the Saturday edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper until January 2010. His writing is characterized by a polysyllabic style and a wide range of cultural references.
Rex Murphy's Net Worth & Awards
As one of the most popular TV hosts and an author of two books, Murphy has redeemed himself with a riveting salary which uplifts his net worth to the highest level.
In 2008, Murphy was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Waterloo. He was also awarded honorary doctorates of letters by Memorial, St. Thomas, and Nipissing Universities.
Murphy, a vocal critic of arguments for anthropogenic climate change- was then awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Management in 2013.