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Anne Pleshette Murphy

Ann Pleshette Murphy

Parenting Educator and Counselor

Ann Pleshette Murphy is a Parenting Educator and Counselor, a publishing consultant, and an editor and writer.

Contributions to the Field

Ms. Pleshette Murphy was the parenting contributor for “Good Morning America” from 1998 to 2010. In 2007, Ms. Pleshette Murphy joined the ABC digital network, ABC NOW, as the host of “Parenting Perspectives with Ann Pleshette Murphy,” airing weekly. From 1988 to 2002, she served as editor-in-chief and a contributing editor to Parents magazine. Currently residing in London with her husband, Steven Murphy, Ms. Pleshette Murphy runs parenting seminars and offers private sessions for parents and caregivers. A sought-after speaker, she has keynoted many large events and spoken at dozens of schools, philanthropic meetings, and small businesses.


    • Board of Directors: 1999 – 2018; Past President, Vice President
    • Committee on the Board Chair
    • Chair of the Public Awareness and Parent Education Standing Program Committee
    • Chair of the Audit Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Communications Standing Program Committee
    • Publications Task Force
  • Greyston Foundation Board Chair: 1995 – 2009
  • Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships Board Member, 2010 – 2012

Recent Honor/Awards/Recognition/Books Published

  • 2006, The 7 Stages of Motherhood: Loving Your Life Without Losing Your Mind, Anchor
  • 2008, The Secret of Play: How to raise smart, healthy, caring kids, DK Publishing
  • 2002, National Council on Family Relations media award