Murray Campbell joined The Globe in 1977 after earlier experience at the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and in England.
He spent three years as a copy editor before moving to the foreign desk.
In 1981, he was named day city editor and in that position was responsible for assigning nearly three dozen reporters in Toronto and at Queen's Park.
In 1983, he took an eight-month leave as a Southam Fellow at Massey College. On his return, he became the desk editor for the 1984 federal election before joining the reporting ranks in the autumn.
Two years later, in 1986, he was prevailed upon to return to management to become Sports Editor. He organized the Globe's coverage for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and oversaw the production of a special magazine commemorating the Games.
From 1988-90, he worked as a feature writer and in 1990 he moved to Los Angeles to establish The Globe's first bureau there.
He won the Stanley McDowell award for writing in 1992 for his coverage of (among other things) the L.A. riots and the U.S. presidential election that year.
In 1993, he was appointed bureau chief in Washington.
In the autumn of 1993, he was appointed a national correspondent, based in Toronto, and initially helped cover the 1993 federal election.
He remained in this position, writing news and features for many departments, until a few months ago when he was named Queen's Park columnist.