Before getting their first dose of coffee in the morning, KNBR listeners get their first dose of sports from Brian Murphy, Paul McCaffrey, Bonnie-Jill Laflin and Adam Copeland every weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m..
“Murph and Mac” have been entertaining sports fans in the Bay area since 2006. A former sportswriter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Murph, a North Bay native, covered every Bay Area sports team during a 15-year writing career and brings an almost encyclopedic memory of sports knowledge, trivia and Bay Area sports history to the show. He’s authored six books, including three labors of love on the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series champion Giants.
Paulie Mac brings the passion of a lifelong San Francisco sports fan, combined with an energetic sense of humor that keeps the pace moving every morning. Paulie also colors the morning with the audio from his popular parody songs and ever-changing soundboard. He may also drop intense musical knowledge on the show, particularly as it relates to the Grateful Dead.
Bonnie-Jill Laflin joined the group near the end of 2018. Along with her duties at KNBR, she is also a host/reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, host of Westwood One podcast “The Weekly Pass”, segment reporter for FOX Sports, the NBA insider on BBC Sports in the United Kingdom, and the host of NBA China. Bonnie-Jill’s presence is truly global. Beyond her professional ventures, Laflin is committed to and passionate about animal welfare and the nation’s veterans, founding the non-profit Hounds and Heroes.
A lifetime Bay Area sports fan and San Francisco resident, Adam Copeland now hosts The Leadoff Spot, weekdays from 5-6 AM. He then jumps behind the board where he produces and plays an integral part of the Murph & Mac morning show from 6-10 AM. Copeland was recently named to the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America’s “Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30” list. Adam’s youth and charisma paired with his sense of humor make for an informative and entertaining listen. Adam can also be heard before weekend Giants home games during Weekend’s in the Park with Marty Lurie.
We wanted to give you a peak behind the curtain to show what goes into the making of the award-winning Murph & Mac show. Enjoy.