David P. (Dave) Murphy was named executive vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles Times
in June 2005. He is responsible for advertising, circulation, consumer marketing, operations and technology.
Since 2000, Murphy had served as president of Tribune Media Net and as vice president of advertising for Tribune Publishing Company. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing and sales at the Chicago Tribune
, with overall responsibility for marketing and sales to both consumers and advertisers.
Murphy served as Chicago
Tribune vice president of consumer marketing and sales from 1996 to 1999. In that position, he oversaw the development and execution of consumer marketing strategies for the newspaper. He was director of advertising sales from 1995 to 1996, with responsibility for all major advertising divisions of the newspaper.
Murphy joined the Chicago Tribune in 1977 and held various positions, including retail advertising director, retail and automotive division manager and display telemarketing manager. He received the 1993 Tribune Management Award for leading the team that created Tribune Company's first multi-million dollar, cross-media advertising package for a leading national retailer.
A native of Chicago, Murphy earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Illinois
. He attended Northwestern University's
Kellogg Advanced Executive Program in 1994 and Harvard Business School's Strategic Marketing Management Program in 1998.