Legendary leader in broadcast television and business world dies at 962 min read
A legendary chief in the broadcast television and business enterprise planet, and a large part of our results at WPLG, has died. Tom Murphy died Wednesday at his home in New York at the age of 96.
Murphy was Chairman and Main Govt Officer of Cash Cities and oversaw the $3.5 billion merger with ABC in 1985. 10 a long time later, Murphy declared the $19 billion merger of Capital Towns/ABC with The Walt Disney Organization.
“Tom Murphy was unequalled in our industry, not just for his business achievements, but for his impeccable ethics, his unwavering kindness and his boundless generosity,” reported Robert Iger, former CEO of The Walt Disney Enterprise. Murphy served on the board of administrators for Disney right up until 2004.
Murphy was most lately on the board of administrators for Berkshire Hathaway, which is owned by Warren Buffett, and the dad or mum organization of WPLG, Inc.
“Tom Murphy has taught me far more about jogging a small business than any other man or woman,” Buffett explained to The Walt Disney Organization. “Tom led by instance, and it was quite efficient, regardless of whether you had been a pauper or a prince. He didn’t distinguish between the two.”
Murphy also served on the board of directors for WPLG up until his dying on Wednesday.
“Tom was a legend in our market. We were honored he served on the WPLG Board of Administrators. He loved broadcasting. Even at age 96, he remained passionate about how we can serve our communities, claimed Bert Medina, WPLG President and CEO. “Beyond his knowledge and encounter nevertheless, Tom was a kind, honest and ethical guy. We at WPLG will miss out on his steering and his friendship.”
Murphy’s wife, Suzanne Crosby Murphy, passed away in 2009. He is survived by 4 youngsters and by nine grandchildren.
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