Host Sherrilynne Starkie welcomes TV news veteran Susan Murphy to episode 28 of the 50 Women Over 50 podcast.
Susan is now a voice coach and mentor working with broadcasters around the world. To be successful in network news takes a certain toughness and resilience, but nothing could have prepared her for the utter devastation of losing her husband who died by suicide when Susan was in her late 50s.
In this interview she discusses how she is putting her life back together little by little and is finding a new way forward.
“If you’re a married woman, you will be widowed one day. If you’re single, you will lose close friends along the way. So, finding your team now is important,” advises Susan. “There are certain people who will immediately flock to you in a time of crisis. They lift you up on the days you can’t lift yourself and are there in the moments that no one else is. They remember you on the days when you think you’ve been forgotten. Those people are magical gifts from God.”
About Susan Murphy:
Susan Murphy has been in the broadcast industry for over 40 years having held senior editorial and on-air roles in radio and TV news and talk shows. She has been a college dean and instructor, a voice over artist and now offers services as a broadcast voice coach through her own business VOSOT: Better Broadcast Voices.
- Susan Murphy
- VOSOT: Better Broadcast Voices
- Charlotte Church
- Lisa LaFlamme
- Talk Suicide Canada
- 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
About the 50 Women Over 50 Podcast:
Sherrilynne Starkie started this show as a creative project with the goal of interviewing 50 women past their 50th birthday to learn how they see the world, what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they have for us all. She’s been blogging and podcasting for 18+ years as part of a successful marketing and communications career and loves learning from all the women she interviews. Subscribe to 50 Women Over 50 wherever you get your podcasts and please share it with your friends. Get each weekly episode dropped into your inbox by subscribing here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here.