Paul Murphy (Australian journalist)

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Paul Murphy AM (1942/1943 – 20 October 2020) was an Australian political journalist and radio and television presenter. He presented the ABC's afternoon radio current affairs program PM from 1983 to 1993.[1]

Murphy was a regular guest on This Sporting Life. He was the first host of the SBS-TV current affairs program Dateline, and presented the program for a decade.

In the 1994 Australia Day Honours Murphy was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for "service to public broadcasting and to journalism".[2]

Murphy died from cancer on 20 October 2020, aged 77.[3]

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  1. 40th Anniversary of ABC PM program Archived 5 August 2012 at Archive.today
  2. "Paul Murphy". honours.pmc.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  3. Meade, Amanda (2020-10-20). "Paul Murphy, venerated ABC and SBS journalist, dies aged 77". the Guardian. Retrieved 2020-10-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)