Dr. Murray Feingold began his media career 45 years ago at WHDH radio and television. In 1972, he joined WBZ television and later WBZ radio where he presently hosts the feature, “Medical Minute.”
He was the first full time physician broadcaster in New England and has pioneered medical reporting, helping to pave the way for other physician journalists. He is also the author of a syndicated newspaper column entitled “Second Opinion” that appears in about 70 newspapers.
Dr. Feingold has received numerous honors including the New England Chapter–National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding In-Depth Reporting. He received an Honorary PhD in Journalism from Northeastern University. Tufts University School of Medicine and Emerson College established the Drs. Murray Feingold and Timothy Johnson Health Communication Academic Achievement Award to communication students who demonstrate the highest level of academic and professional achievement.
Dr. Feingold continued his academic career publishing 180 scientific articles, serving on the editorial board of 13 medical journals and publications, and is the author of two books. He was a Professor at Tufts and Boston Universities and on the staff of the Genetic Division, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Feingold was also the Founder and President of the Genesis Foundation for Children a charity that supports the Feingold Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. It provides diagnosis, treatment and coordinated care for children with physical, intellectual, and genetic disorders.
Dr. Feingold passed away in 2015.