Know About Rex Murphy; National Post, CBC, Wife, Twitter, Age

Published Date: 21 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 24 Jan, 2021 By Celebs Podium

Canadian commentator and media personality Rex Murphy is a famous face in the world of journalism with his detailed analysis of Canadian political and social matters. He formerly served as the regular presenter of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup for almost 21 years.

Despite his mounting success in the field of media, Rex Murphy has faced a major setback in his life behind the camera lenses. The veteran has gone past through an unsuccessful married life.

Rex Murphy’s Bio: Age, Parents

Rex Murphy, age 73, was born in March 1947, in Carbonear, Newfoundland. He is the second of five children of his parents, Harry Murphy and Marie Murphy. Rex currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As of his educational background, Rex graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in the year 1968. Afterward, he relocated to the United Kingdom and studied at St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. However, he did not receive a degree. 

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Career: CBC, National Post

Since guiding his career in the media field, Rex has received tremendous name and fame. At the present time, he serves as a regular commentator on the various branches of the CBC. Besides, he appears regularly in the commentary program entitled ‘Point of View’ on The National. Apart from that, Rex previously worked as a regular host of CBC Radio One’s nationwide call-in show Cross Country Checkup.


Rex Murphy hosts The National’s Point of View (Picture: The Narwhal)

Rex announced his retirement from Cross Country Checkup on 20 September 2015. In the meantime, he continued to offer his commentary on The National. He wrote a column for the Saturday edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper until January 2010. However, as the Globe canceled the column, Rex moved to the National Post.

As one of the most famous TV hosts and an author of two books, Rex has condemned himself with a riveting earning which uplifts his net worth to the highest level.

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Unsuccessful Married Life With Wife

Rex’s married life with his TV journalist wife, Jennifer Davis, often known as Jennifer Guy, has been the dark spot in his career. When asked to open up about his disorderly marriage to his wife, he refuses to speak on the matter.

Rex also has an 18-year-old daughter with his wife, whom he has stopped seeing. Many of his pals often said that he’d always be on the verge of goodness and then he’d have an episode. The mentioned episodes were his unsettling drinking habit and his love for alcohol. Finally, the love for drinking won over the love for his wife and children at the expense of his married life.

Although he came clean in 1990, his marriage and relationship life were already far from him. After that, Rex didn’t marry again and now to this point leads a career-centered life. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Rex Murphy

  • Rex first received global attention after attending Memorial University during a nationally covered speech in Lennoxville, Quebec.
  • He ran for provincial office in Newfoundland two times in 1985 and 1986 but faced defeat both the times.
  • In his article, ‘What do Rob Ford, the Brexit, and Donald Trump have in common,’ Rex named Donald Trump as a loud-mouth billionaire reality show exhibitionist with a Ferrari of an ego and a Lada of a brain.
  • Rex was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Waterloo in June 2008.
  • He has the Twitter followers of more than 5.2K.
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