Tom Murphy, former Chairman and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC, appeared on the oGoLead podcast in 2018, sharing leadership lessons he had learned during his storied time at one of America’s foremost media companies and one of the great capital market success stories of its time.
Tom is an American broadcast executive, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. He helped engineer the 1986 acquisition of the American Broadcasting Company in 1986 for $3.5 billion. Tom, who served as President and Chief Executive of ABC until 1994, are credited with increasing the profitability and efficiency of ABC. He is a member of board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway, General Housewares Corp., Texaco, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and IBM Corporation and a Life Trustee and Honorary Vice Chair of New York University.