GMA EPs: Quotes & Bios

By Brian 

Jim Murphy: “I am honored to accept this position at ‘GMA.’ ‘Good Morning America’ is a program that does amazing things each and every day with a team that is second to none in the television news business. I look forward to working with such a talented staff of committed news professionals, and getting to join great anchors like Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts in building a new and exciting future for ‘GMA’ is a dream come true for me.”

Tom Cibrowski: “I have been a member of the ‘GMA’ family for four years. In that time I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing team of people. Ben Sherwood has done a great job with this broadcast and leaves ‘GMA’ in very strong shape editorially and competitively. I look forward to building on the successes we’ve had with the staff I know and love.”

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From the press release:

Mr. Murphy is a longtime news producer who most recently was the executive producer of “The CBS Evening News” (2000-2005). There, Murphy was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the evening news program and oversaw its coverage of many major news events, including: 9/11; the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster as well as the ongoing war with Iraq. While at “The CBS Evening News,” as executive producer, Murphy traveled around the globe with then anchor Dan Rather, where they covered stories from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Baghdad. “The CBS Evening News” won many awards under Murphy, including six Emmy Awards, a 2002 and 2004 Columbia University – Alfred I. DuPont Award and a 2003 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for “Overall Excellence.” Prior to the evening news, Murphy was the senior broadcast producer of the CBS Newsmagazine program “48 Hours” (1997-1999). In addition, he also served as executive producer of “This Morning” and “CBS This Morning” (1994-1997) and held the position of senior broadcast producer of “CBS This Morning” (1993-1994). Murphy joined CBS News in 1993 as a segment producer on the morning broadcast.

Prior to CBS News, Murphy was the supervising producer and director of the nationally syndicated program entitled “Siskel and Ebert” (1988-1993). He also held many producer roles at New York City’s WCBS-TV (1986-1988) and WABC-TV (1981-1986). Murphy began his television career as an intern, desk assistant and then producer and writer at WPIX-TV in New York City (1977-1981).

Murphy attended both Queens College and Fordham University. He currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

Mr. Cibrowski joined ABC News’ “Good Morning America” as a senior producer four years ago, and was most recently a senior broadcast producer. Prior to that, Cibrowski was a senior producer at CBS News’ “The Early Show” with Bryant Gumbel (2000-2002). From 1994-2000, he was a producer with ABC News in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle. Cibrowski began his career in television news in the ABC News Washington Bureau, and went on to work at Nightline there and in New York (1990-1994). Cibrowski has traveled around the world covering major news stories in Iraq, Kuwait, the Balkans conflict, Indonesia, Haiti and almost every state in the nation.

Cibrowski attended Boston University and is recently married. He and his wife reside in New York City.