Paul Murray

Former Editor of The West Australian, columnist, current affairs presenter, award winning journalist


Paul’s extensive media career has given him an insider’s view of many of the events that have shaped contemporary Australia. He has interviewed a number of Australian prime ministers and government ministers during his career.

Previous experience
Paul was the longest serving editor of The West Australian (ten years) before he resigned to take on the role as host of Radio 6PR’s morning current affairs which he conducted for six years until 2013. He was then asked to return to The West Australian as a senior political/opinion columnist and feature writer….a position he still currently holds.
In a major career move, Paul accepted an offer from Radio 6PR in 2000 to replace Howard Sattler as host of the station’s all important morning current affairs program. In his six years as host of this program Paul was recognised as one of the leading current affairs broadcasters in Western Australia. In 2006 Paul resigned from 6PR to return to The West Australian as a regular columnist and feature writer. In early 2011 6PR asked Paul to return to the station as host of their morning current affairs program and he fulfilled this role until December 2014. Paul has now returned to The West Australian as a senior columnist and commentator.

Paul is a first class MC who has hosted many major local and international conferences, forums, hypotheticals and post-budget events. He is an excellent communicator and entertaining speaker for conferences, seminars and motivational events. He can speak on a wide variety of topics, including communication, leadership, business and media ethics and current affairs. Able to adapt his presentation to suit your specific requirements, Paul brings credibility, a strong journalistic integrity, and an engaging personality to all of his presentations.

He has made a career out of fearlessly bringing the news to the people of Western Australia. He is not afraid to tread on the toes of the powerful and one of his favourite topics now is about the dangers involved in ‘warts-and-all’ journalism in the most isolated capital city in the world. Paul is also a first-class master of ceremonies and has hosted numerous government and corporate conferences and awards evenings.


Talking Points
Leadership and Teamwork
Business and Media Ethics
Treading on Toes
Current Affairs