Mike Murad

Anchor

Mike Murad
Mike Murad
Anchor
Award winning anchor/reporter Mike Murad is the weekday co-anchor for KBOI 2News at 5, 5:30 and 10 p.m. He also co-anchors Sunday nights on KBOI 2News at 10.

Mike joined the KBOI 2 team in April, 2008 from KREM-TV in Spokane where he co-anchored the morning and noon newscasts. Mike landed his first job in Coos Bay, Oregon in 1998 and has spent his entire professional career in the northwest with stops in Yakima, Tri-Cities and Spokane before settling in Idaho.

Mike has earned multiple 1st place awards for investigating reporting. His first year in Boise, Mike was honored by the Idaho Press Club for his report on MRSA in pork. He also received 1st place awards from both the Idaho Press Club and the Idaho State Broadcasters Association for his investigation into the Idaho Correctional Center. At KBOI 2, he's co-anchored Best Breaking News Coverage for the 2008 Amity Road Inferno, and Best Overall Newscast. Both were awarded by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association. KBOI 2News at 10 has received two Emmy nominations since Mike joined the team.

In 2009 Mike received an individual Emmy nomination for The Cost of Killing, an investigation into the financial burden to Idaho taxpayers when an inmate is sent to death row.

Mike is a native of the San Francisco bay area, growing up in San Mateo, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from UCLA and his Master of Arts in Radio and TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University.

While in grad school for journalism, Mike was a substitute elementary school teacher for two years until a vicious pack of dodgeball-wielding second graders cemented his decision to go into broadcasting.

Mike is a huge 49ers and Giants fan, and was working in the newsroom the night the Giants clinched the World Series. It's safe to say he went nuts for about five minutes. | Watch Mike celebrate

In his off time Mike enjoys traveling, golf and softball. In the spring and fall he can also be spotted at the Simplot Sports Complex volunteering his time as a soccer referee.

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Recent stories by Mike Murad

Local Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Janelle Haag Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Janelle Haag(Video)
A volunteer with the Idaho Food Bank talks about the satisfaction she gets by donating her time and energy one day a week. This year KBOI-TV will once again partner with the Idaho Food Bank for Drive, Drop and Donate on Friday, April 25th.
Local Straight Talk Miss Idaho USA Straight Talk Miss Idaho USA(Video)
The past two winners of Miss Idaho USA talk about the competitive nature of the pageant, what motivated them to compete and living in a society where women can be objectified.
Local Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Andy Propst Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Andy Propst(Video)
A Meridian man who was held for ransom in Russia during his LDS mission explains why he didn't take a chance at freedom when it presented itself. The story of Andy Propst, and Travis Tuttle, was recently made into a movie called The Saratov Approach.
Local New reign! New reign!(Video)
Miss Idaho USA 2014 and Miss Idaho Teen USA 2014 were crowned at the Nampa Civic Center Saturday night. KBOI-TV evening anchor Mike Murad co-hosted the event for the second straight year.
Local Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Ginny Hatch Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Ginny Hatch(Video)
Corrections Corporation of American recently announced it would not bid on a new contract for the Idaho Correctional Center, which the company currently manages. A BSU Criminal Justice Professor weighs in on whether private prisons are still the best option for the future of Idaho.
Local Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Lt. Gov. Brad Little Straight Talk with Mike Murad: Lt. Gov. Brad Little(Video)
Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little talks about his re-election campaign, and is also asked about the possibility of eventually running for governor. And believe it or not, Emmett native and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul also makes it into the conversation.