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Murphy - TV Producer - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Margaret Murphy

Los Angeles, CA, USA


TV Producer


I am a three time National Emmy Award winning producer, writer, editor. My experience covers the areas of news, sports, documentaries and children's programming. I've worked on both live and pre-recorded broadcasts for both network and cable shows. My additional skills would be research, structuring stories, booking and directing talent, working with crews both in the U.S. and abroad

Work History

Senior Producer and co-writer for PBS series pilot Debra's Journey

Broadcast on Kentucky Public TV

June 2012 - February 2013

Kentucky. A one hour pilot featuring the quest of a former high powered executive to find a healthier lifestyle for herself and viewers across the country. Broadcast on Kentucky Public TV.

Project development

C4 Media

From June 2011

commercial copy writing, EPK's for studio releases. Consulting Producer for documentaries for various companies.

Producer and writer

Rupert Murdoch for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg

March 2011 - May 2011

Press Club Award for best TV Profile.

Grace Paley

Co-Producer for the award winning independent feature documentary "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts", a biography of the noted short story writer, poet, activist. Just Luck Productions
Co-Producer for "Can You Hear Me", a one hour documentary on Israeli and Palestinian women in the Middle East Peace Movement. Lilly Rivlin Productions

Producer and writer for the pilot


the on line Educational Initiative developed by NBC News.

Freelance producer and writer


Programs include hours for Discovery, the History Channel, TV Land and A&E.

Producer and Writer


for many A&E "Biography" hours including Julia Child, Johnny Cash, Patrick Swayze, Barbara Bush, Bill Gates, Andy Garcia, Regis Philbin and Osama bin Laden. Specials for Lifetime Television with Christie Brinkley, Willow Bay and Elizabeth Vargas.

Producer and Writer

Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan for the ABC SPORTS

for an hour-long special on three champions of figure skating, Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan for the ABC SPORTS/NIKE "PASSION TO PLAY" series; Writer for two-hour ABC Sports special, "Nadia's Return to Romania" featuring the Olympic gymnastics champion Nadia Comaneci.

Staff Producer


Produced and wrote more than twenty major features and profiles including Bill Murray, Jerry Seinfeld, Dolly Parton, Sandra Bernhard, Andre Agassi, Lily Tomlin, Kelsey Grammer, Simon and Garfunkel,


Producer for ABC NEWS' NIGHTLINE. Producer for daily live broadcast. NATIONAL EMMY AWARD for the program's coverage of the Gulf War. Feature stories included The Jeffrey Dahmer Murders, The S&L Scandal, The Zodiac Killer, X Rated Movies, Yosemite at 100 with Robert Redford, Sneaker Wars with Armen Keteyian and The Invasion of Panama.


Belzberg/Murphy Productions

Developed reality based projects for television including the CBS Movie "Unforgiveable". Associate Producer for CBS Movie "Christmas Comes to Willow Creek".
Margaret Murphy began her career at SESAME STREET producing many original film segments for the show and went on to co-create the pilot for ABC's Emmy and Peabody Award winning children's series ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS. She produced the first children's sports special for Nickelodeon, "Circles and Spins" based on a figure skating competition and received a VIDEO OF THE YEAR" GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION for "Fun and Games", an interactive DVD for children she produced, directed, wrote and edited for Universal/Scholastic.
She was an editor for CBS News' "60 MINUTES" for several seasons and won a NATIONAL EMMY AWARD as an Olympic Unit editor for ABC Sports. Ms. Murphy also won a NATIONAL EMMY AWARD for her profile of Anne Morrow Lindbergh for the PBS series Smithsonian World an honor shared with noted historian David McCullough.


Consulting Producer for C4 Media

Consult on advertising copy for the company and clients, Interview Producer for film studio promotion, collaborate with company principals on development of original programming concepts.

Bloomberg Game Changers

Produced and wrote a one hour profile of media magnate Rupert Murdoch for the Bloomberg series on business moguls. The program won the LA Press Club Award for best personality profile for television.

Qualifications & Certifications

Creative Writing


Brooklyn College Television Center


Fordham University

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