Magical Elves Names Chief Operating Officer


Top Chef producer Magical Elves has promoted Dan Murphy, who has been with the company a decade, to COO.

Murphy succeeds Casey Kriley, who was named co-CEO alongside Jo Sharon last year. Murphy previously served as executive VP of production for the company.

In the newly expanded role, he will be responsible for aligning all day-to-day operations including finance, physical production and strategic growth across Magical Elves’ slate, which includes Nailed It! (Netflix), Sugar Rush (Netflix), Cold Justice (Oxygen) and Brain Games reboot (Nat Geo).

“Dan’s tremendous institutional knowledge and commitment to the company make him the clear choice for this position,” said Kriley and Sharon. “He is a valued leader on our team, and over the past year as we stepped into our new positions, has proven to have the vision needed to drive the company forward.”

“It’s an honor to take on this expanded role in leading our team of smart, hardworking and dedicated people focused on producing the highest quality non-fiction programming,” said Murphy. “I am excited to carry on producing hit television series while prioritizing the health and well-being of everyone on our sets and finding new opportunities for initiatives that will continue to grow the business.”