He joins morning broadcast from CBS. Tom Cibrowski is promoted to executive producer.
David Westin, president of ABC News announced today that Jim Murphy, the longtime news producer and former executive producer of The CBS Evening News, has been named senior executive producer of ABC News’ Good Morning America effective immediately. In addition, GMA senior broadcast producer, Tom Cibrowski, will become executive producer at the beginning of September.
Westin said: “In their new roles, Jim and Tom will both be involved in all aspects of the program. But in general, Tom will be responsible daily for the execution of the program, while allowing Jim to focus on the program’s overall vision and direction.
“When Ben Sherwood steps down at the end of August, he will leave GMA in a very strong position to face the competition this fall. Under Ben’s leadership, GMA posted the two highest rated seasons since Nielsen’s electronic database began in the fall of 1991.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Murphy will report to Phyllis McGrady, the senior vice president of morning, primetime and development at ABC News, and Cibrowski will report to Murphy.