Sportscaster sells for $2.2 million on Dayton

Former Sporting News Radio host Bruce Murray and his wife, Hilary, sold their five-bedroom, four bath at 2614 N. Dayton for $2.2 million to Loyola professor Tim Gilfoyle and lawyer Mary Alexander on Aug. 14.

The Murrays paid $1.567 million for the home in May 2001. The sale was originally listed at $2.295 million by Coldwell Banker's Jeri Dry. It sold after 154 days on the market.

Mr. Murray, 43, was host of the nationally-syndicated "Murray in the Morning" show, broadcast on more than 400 stations from 2002-05. It stopped airing in Chicago in 2004.

Sporting News Radio is based in north suburban Northbrook.

Murray played an integral role in the launch of the nation's first all-sports radio station, WFAN in New York in 1987. He's also worked for ESPN Radio and Washington D.C.'s all-sports radio station, WTEM. While in D.C., he also served as the pre and post game announcer for the NBA team formely known as the Washington Bullets. A Tulane graduate, he was the voice of the Green Wave football and basketball teams from 1983-85.

Gilfoyle, 50, is a history professor of history at Loyola. He's authored three books: A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York, Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark and City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920. He has a B.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Alexander, 46, is a partner who practices environmental law and commercial litigation at Latham & Watkins in Chicago. She joined the firm in 1990 after receiving her J.D. from Columbia in 1989. She has a B.A. from the University of California-San Diego.

Address: 2614 North Dayton Street
Buyer(s): Timothy J Gilfoyle and Mary R Alexander
Seller(s): Hilary D Murray and Bruce E Murray
Sale date: Aug. 14, 2006

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