Linda McCoy-Murray, former wife of Jim Murray/founder of Jim Murray Memorial Foundation


Linda McCoy-Murray has been described in past feature articles as a “pint-sized dynamo,” and she certainly displays that energy on this week’s episode. McCoy-Murray, who was married to one of the best sports writers of all time, is the founder and CEO of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation — which does so much to support current-day sports writing and to preserve Murray’s legacy. In our chat, we discuss Jim Murray and why so many of us are still so fascinated by his career, if Murray (who died in 1998) could have predicted the demise of newspapers, and why Murray really thought he wouldn’t be remembered after he died.

We also talk about the JMMF and how McCoy-Murray got it started following Murray’s death, and she details their decades-long courtship.

Interviewed on 4-9-14

In case you don’t know Jim Murray — and if that’s the case, FOR SHAME — here’s a recent story put out by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, and the Washington Post’s Mike Wise wrote earlier this month about the inspiration that was Murray.

And if you want to receive the Monday With Murray e-mails — which I highly recommend — email

Here’s something similar:

T.J. Simers was a big fan of Murray when they worked together in L.A. In Episode 15, Simers and I talk about Murray and the impact he made on Simers. Which you can listen to right here.

One response to “Linda McCoy-Murray, former wife of Jim Murray/founder of Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

  1. Carolyn Shireman

    Great interview Linda.

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