In 2011 Mr. Murphy left “G.M.A.” and helped start “Anderson,” the daytime talk show hosted by the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Amid behind-the-scenes turmoil over the ratings of the talk show, he stepped down in early 2012.
'Stepping down' is being polite, we've heard that Murphy was fired (or maybe we should say forced out?). But then most realize that Anderson and its reincarnation Anderson Live have been a train wreck from the start and cutting Jim Murphy loose in favor of the current executive producer Terence Noonan is just one of the program's numerous missteps.
CNN and Jeff Zucker, unlike those calling the shots for Anderson's talker, are making a smart move with Murphy. But he will have his hands full trying to make CNN relevant in the early morning. Good luck Mr. Murphy and welcome aboard.