Jim Murphy, the senior executive producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” is leaving the show to become the executive producer of a new syndicated talk show.
Murphy is leaving to become the executive producer of Warner Bros. new suyndicated talker “Anderson” starring Anderson Cooper.
The announcement actually came from ABC News.
In an email to ABC News staff by ABC News President Ben Sherwood, Sherwood wrote, “Jim Murphy recently let me know that he will be leaving his post as Senior Executive Producer to pursue a new opportunity in syndication as Executive Producer of Anderson Cooper’s new daytime show.
“A talented and experienced newsman, Jim has been a valued leader at ‘Good Morning America’ for almost five years. Indeed, for three consecutive years under Jim’s leadership, GMA won the Emmy Award for Best Morning Show. He has literally taken our viewers around the globe, providing the news and information they need to understand their lives and the world.”
Sherwood added, “As we chart a new course for GMA, I’ve asked Tom Cibrowski to continue serving in his current and essential role as Executive Producer of GMA. Tom is a strong and hard-charging leader with remarkable instincts and abilities in news. Again, I had the opportunity to work closely with Tom and know that he has even more to offer GMA and ABC News.
“I believe in the model of a partnership at the top of GMA to drive and guide the program at all levels. In the days ahead I plan to announce a new leader who will work closely with Tom and the whole team at GMA.”
Murphy will leave ABC News in mid-March.