OLD Media Moves

Murphy leaves Bloomberg Television

April 11, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Merrill Knox of TVNewser.com reports that Bloomberg Television anchor Lisa Murphy has left the organization.

Knox reports, “‘Given some of the recent changes in Lisa’s personal life and the recent changes here at Bloomberg, we mutually decided this would be an appropriate time to part ways,’ a Bloomberg spokesperson said. ‘We wish Lisa all the best.’

“Bloomberg TV cut 30 staffers last month in preparation for the network’s shift to a digital newsroom, although the spokesperson said Murphy’s departure was unrelated to those layoffs.

“There is no word on future plans for Murphy, who joined Bloomberg in October 2010 from the Fox-owned local station in New York. Going forward, a rotation of Bloomberg anchors will join Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on ‘Street Smart,’ which airs daily from 3-5pmET.”

Read more here. Murphy came from a New York TV station. She had returned to school and in 1999 received her MBA from Columbia Business School. Upon graduation, she began working for JP Morgan where she spent time in credit derivatives and private banking.

Murphy also worked as chief of staff to the CEO of Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management. The role allowed for an up-close perspective on the challenges of running one of the largest global banks in the world.

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