Born in Greeley, Colorado, Larry has two children, Andy and Whitney, and is married to Amy Thompson Green. He graduated from Arvada West High School in 1967 and attended Northern Arizona University from 1967 to 1969. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech from Colorado State University in 1971.
Larry worked as a reporter, photographer, anchor, sportscaster, and Assistant News Director of KGUN-TV in Tucson before moving to KVOA-TV in Tucson to handle promotion and weather duties. While in Tucson, he also worked as the Advertising and Promotion Director at Nordensson Advertising. Before joining KCNC News4 in May of 1982, Larry was the weathercaster at KMGH-TV Channel 7 in Denver.
Currently, Larry co-anchors "First news" with Stephanie Riggs and takes on the weathercasting duties of News4 at 5 and News4 at 10, Sunday through Thursday evenings. He has received two Emmy Awards for his 1988 tornado coverage and his 1989 science reporting with Professor John Taylor of the University of Colorado.
Outside his regular duties, Larry participates in several community projects, including the annual Salvation Army Share the Spirit Drive, and activities with Cystic Fibrosis, YMCA, and others. He was named the 1995 Broadcast Citizen of the Year by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. In his spare time, fishing, fly-fishing, sports, and woodworking are his favorite activities.
Bruce Friddle began his career in the mid-1960s working for SWAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, as the only news photographer. Highlights of his career include working on the Grand Ole Opry, serving on the crew of the first live telecast of the Masters Golf Tournament, being invited to join the "Wide, Wide, World," and working on the Dinah Shore "Chevy Show."
While in Peru for 15 years, Friddle produced 36 documentaries for the U.S. Information Service and produced two daily soap operas in Spanish. He was part of the location crew for the movie "The Old Man and the Sea" and was an associate producer for the Academy Award-nominated feature film "The Gallant One" from Disney.
In 1988, Friddle joined the City of Plano to launch the Plano Television Network. In little more than a decade, he grew a staff of three to a staff of twelve. During his tenure, Friddle took pride in recruiting and training volunteers to form the backbone of the fledgling network. Many of these volunteers have gone on to successful careers at major-market broadcast stations. As a visionary in the ever-changing world of television technology, Friddle assisted Collin County Community College in creating their Applied Graphic Design Technology program. The curriculum trains today's artists and designers in computer-aided communication design.
When he retired in May of 2001, he left the Plano Television Network staff with a legacy of almost 200 awards, including 4 regional Emmy nominations, 13 Cable Ace nominations, and 3 Cable Ace winners. Friddle's staff credits him with encouraging them to beat the odds to prove that a municipal cable access station can be competitive in the "real world TV."
Scott Murray has been the Sports Director/Anchor at NBC 5 (KXAS-TV) in Dallas/Ft. Worth since 1980. He has received several accolades for his work in sports broadcasting. Scott was the recipient of the 2000 Heartland Regional Emmy Award for Best Sports Anchor. He has also been named Associated Press and UPI Sportscaster of the Year eight times and voted Best Sportscaster in Texas seven times by both AP and UPI.
Apart from his sportscasting career, Scott is actively involved in various children's civic and charitable organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations, including the American Cancer Society, MDA, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Special Olympics. He hosts "NBC 5," a weekly segment of "Scott's Kids," a show that has received national recognition from Big Brothers and Sisters of America.
Scott began his broadcasting career as a teenager in Rochester, New York, where he hosted a nightly radio show while attending the University of Rochester as a pre-med major. However, he decided to pursue broadcasting after college and landed his first television job in Albany, New York, as the Sports Director/Anchor at WAST-TV (now WNYT). He then worked at WHEC-TV in Rochester for a short period before moving to the NBC O & O in Washington, DC. Eventually, he settled in Texas, where he has built his career and raised his family. Both his son and daughter have graduated from Baylor University.
Scott Murray is not only an award-winning journalist but also a caring, generous, and compassionate individual who exemplifies the best of broadcasting.