Jim Murphy

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John J. Mack testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Financial Services Committee. Mack is stepping down as CEO as of Jan 1, 2010, and will remain chairman when current Co-President James P. Gorman takes over as chief executive, the investment bank says. AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson

Jim Murphy was named Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in January 2000.

He had been senior broadcast producer of the program since May 1999, overseeing the daily assembly of the program.

Before that, Murphy was senior broadcast producer of 48 Hours (1997-99). He was the executive producer of This Morning and its predecessor, CBS This Morning (1994-97), and the senior broadcast producer of the latter program (1993-94). He joined CBS News as a segment producer of that broadcast in 1993.

Previously, Murphy was the supervising producer and director of the nationally syndicated program "Siskel and Ebert" (1988-93).

He held several producer roles at WCBS-TV, the CBS Owned television station in New York (1986-88). Murphy was a producer at WABC-TV New York (1981-86) and an intern, desk assistant and, then, producer and writer at WPIX-TV New York (1977-81).

He was born in Queens, N.Y. and attended Queens College and Fordham University. He and his wife, Adrienne Barr, a freelance writer, live in New York with their son and daughter.

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