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.