Legendary leader in broadcast television and business world dies at 96

A legendary chief in the broadcast tv and enterprise entire world, and a massive section of our achievements at WPLG, has died. Tom Murphy died Wednesday at his residence in New York at the age of 96.

Murphy was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cash Cities and oversaw the $3.5 billion merger with ABC in 1985. 10 years later, Murphy declared the $19 billion merger of Money Metropolitan areas/ABC with The Walt Disney Company.

“Tom Murphy was unrivaled in our market, not just for his company achievements, but for his impeccable ethics, his unwavering kindness and his boundless generosity,” said Robert Iger, former CEO of The Walt Disney Business. Murphy served on the board of directors for Disney until finally 2004.

Murphy was most not too long ago on the board of directors for Berkshire Hathaway, which is owned by Warren Buffett, and the parent business of WPLG, Inc.

“Tom Murphy has taught me more about working a organization than any other human being,” Buffett informed The Walt Disney Enterprise. “Tom led by instance, and it was very efficient, regardless of whether you were a pauper or a prince. He did not distinguish concerning the two.”


Murphy also served on the board of directors for WPLG up until finally his demise on Wednesday.

“Tom was a legend in our sector. We have been honored he served on the WPLG Board of Directors. He cherished broadcasting. Even at age 96, he remained passionate about how we can serve our communities, reported Bert Medina, WPLG President and CEO. “Beyond his knowledge and encounter while, Tom was a variety, sincere and moral person. We at WPLG will overlook his guidance and his friendship.”

Murphy’s spouse, Suzanne Crosby Murphy, handed absent in 2009. He is survived by 4 kids and by 9 grandchildren.

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