Ann Pleshette Murphy
Ann Pleshette Murphy's American Family segments are a
recurring feature on Good Morning America. In
addition, she hosts live chats on the GMA website,
answering questions from parents across the country.
Ms. Murphy is a contributing editor of Parents
magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief from 1988 to
1998. Her monthly Q&A column on children's behavior is
one of the most popular features in the magazine.
She was the editor of Good Food magazine, executive
editor of Diversion Magazine, and senior editor of
She graduated Harvard University with a degree in
psychology. She was named one of the YMCA's Academy of Women
Achievers in 1990. She chairs the board of the Greyston
Family Inn, which provides housing, social services, and
childcare for formerly homeless families. She serves on the
boards of the Child Care Action Campaign, Parents as
Teachers, and Zero to Three.
Books:The Secret of Play, October 2008
The 7 Stages of Motherhood, April 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
The 7 Stages of Motherhood, September 2004