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Terry Murphy To Anchor Two Newscasts At Kcbs-tv

June 06, 1987

Terry Murphy, whose attempt to switch stations earlier this year prompted a lawsuit, will join the anchor lineup at KCBS-TV Channel 2 Monday, the station said.

Murphy's regular duties will be to co-anchor the KCBS newscasts at 4 and 6 p.m. with Dan Miller.

She also will be seen on the 5 and 11 p.m. news programs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in place of the vacationing Tritia Toyota, KCBS officials said.

The 4 p.m. newscast has not had a permanent co-anchor since Valerie Coleman was demoted to reporter in March. On the 6 p.m. program, Murphy will replace Paula Zahn, who, a station spokeswoman said, left last week to move to Boston to get married.

Murphy has worked at Channel 2 before, from 1980 through 1983. At the beginning of 1984 she jumped to KABC-TV Channel 7, where she was an anchor until late last year.

When she sought to return to KCBS this spring, KABC-TV filed suit, claiming it had exclusive rights to her services in this market through 1988. An out-of-court settlement was reached in May, one of the terms of which was that Murphy not begin work at KCBS until after the May ratings sweeps.

Toyota and John Schubeck anchor KCBS' 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

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