Rely on Pat to get the best out of any guests/audience members on stage, while making sure everyone is put at ease and the event runs like clockwork. He is the ultimate safe pair of hands. Contacting the event organisers before the actual day, he will ensure that the key messages are taken on board and store up anecdotes about certain guests that are good-natured yet pithy. Give him the requisite information and a running order and leave the rest to him.
With more than forty years reporting on news and sport for both radio and TV for the BBC, Pat has the sharp wit and experience to handle anything thrown at him in the world of hosting live events and presenting to the press or public.
Having written and published over forty books on sporting legends such as Ian Botham and Brian Clough – and collaborated with the likes of Alec Stewart, Andrew Flintoff, Viv Richards, Imran Khan, Graham Gooch, to name but a few, Pat is also a popular, hugely respected author in the realm of ghost writing.
Acknowledged as one of the foremost sports reporters, covering mainly football and cricket, Pat remains an integral part of football reporting every Saturday on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Pat’s insight into football and cricket, has given him both access to the corridors of sporting power and also the respect of his peers for his trenchant, uncompromising opinions, and he’s willing to air them as a guest speaker. Pat never sits on the fence, but speaks with humour as well as gravitas.
Possessing one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting, armed with an unflappable temperament, unfazed by large gatherings, Pat Murphy is one of the supreme all-rounders for any event.