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Meteorologist David Murphy Has Announced Retirement After Three Decades on WPVI

The Philadelphia meteorologist and reporter will retire next month, after joining Action News in 1990.

Meteorologist David Murphy Has Announced Retirement After Three Decades on WPVI

Longtime meteorologist and reporter David Murphy is forecasting the next chapter for himself, announcing his retirement next month, after three decades with 6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia.

Murphy joined Action News in 1990 as a general assignment reporter, before becoming a meteorologist in 2004, and has been the weekday morning meteorologist for Action News Mornings (4:00-7:00 a.m.) and Action News at Noon for the past 17 years. He earned Seals of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, and holds a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Murphy's final day on Action News is Sept. 7, announced Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager of WPVI.

"David Murphy has been part of the bedrock of Action News for decades, and his many contributions have been extremely important to our success as the leader in news and weather in the Delaware Valley," said Prazenica. "However, the best contribution David has made is to show all of us how a true gentleman conducts himself on and off the air. We will miss David as a colleague and friend, and wish him and his family all the best."

"I was lucky enough to work at several great TV stations early in my career, but the entire time, my wife and I couldn't stop thinking about coming home to Philadelphia," reflected Murphy. "Channel 6 was the only station I seriously pursued. I knew this was the newscast everybody watched, and I wanted to have a lengthy career at the station."

As a weather reporter, Murphy covered hurricanes in North Carolina and Louisiana, as well as two major tornadoes that eerily hit the same area seven months apart in Moore, Oklahoma. He has produced Action News feature reports on numerous aspects of local Delaware Valley weather. Memorable news assignments include the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing and the attacks against the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001.

Murphy and his wife, Barbara, have three children and reside in suburban Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling with his family. He is involved with several local charities including annual fundraising efforts for the Parkinson Council and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Photo Credit: Dominic Episcopo


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