Jim Murphy Promoted to VP of CNN Morning Programming

The move bumps Murphy up from senior executive producer for “Early Start” and “New Day”

Last Updated: February 11, 2015 @ 2:10 PM

CNN Worldwide promoted Jim Murphy to Vice President of Morning Programming for U.S. Wednesday, the network confirmed to TheWrap.

The network’s Worldwide Chief, Jeff Zucker, made the announcement during a morning editorial meeting.

Murphy previously served as senior executive producer for “Early Start and “New Day,” and will continue to oversee the network’s 4 a.m.-9 a.m. block. Prior to CNN, Murphy helmed Anderson Cooper’s syndicated show and served as executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The announcement comes weeks after Fox News alum Alisyn Camerota was bumped up to co-anchor on “New Day” alongside Chris Cuomo and Michaela Pereira, as TheWrap reported. She joined the team in summer 2014 and permanently replaced Kate Bolduan on the morning show last month.

Behind-the-scenes, Javi Morgado was named Executive Producer of the morning show, replacing Matt Frucci, who was cut during widespread layoffs in 2014. Morgado joined CNN in 2011 as Senior Broadcast Producer for morning shows.

More changes included manager for weekend live programming Ted Winner, who will be moving to New York from Atlanta to become Senior Broadcast Producer for “New Day.”