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Ted Koppel Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family

Ted Koppel

Synopsis

Ted Koppel, sometimes known as Edward James Martin Koppel, is a British-American journalist. Koppel is most known for his work as an anchor for Nightline, which he was a part of from its inception in 1980 until his retirement in 2005.

Ted Koppel is presently a CBS News Sunday Morning special contributor.

Early childhood development and education

Ted Koppel was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England on February 8, 1980. He was born in the United Kingdom but now resides in the United States. He is of White ethnicity.

Koppel was born to a singer mother Alice and a tire plant owner father Edwin. When Koppel was 13 years old, his parents moved to the United States with him, their only child.

Ted Koppel attended the McBurney School in New York, a premium preparatory school. After that, he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Stanford University awarded Koppel a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication Research and Political Science.

Ted Koppel was hired by ABC Radio News in June 1963, making him the network’s youngest correspondent at the time. During the US-Vietnam War in 1966, he worked as a war journalist for ABC Television. Before becoming the Hong Kong bureau chief and correspondent for the US State Department, he covered Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1968.

Koppel rose to popularity as the host of ‘Nightline,’ a late-night news program. For the next twenty-five years, he hosted the show.

After leaving Nightline, Ted Koppel worked as a managing editor for the Discovery Channel’s Discovery Communication for three years.

Ted produced a number of long documentaries for the channel during his time there. The documentaries covered a wide range of topics, including a four-hour miniseries on China.

The People’s Republic of Capitalism, one of Koppel’s films, takes a comprehensive look at the fast-changing country. He currently works for CBS News Sunday Morning as a special contributor.

Personal Experiences

Ted Koppel is a 77-year-old married man. Grace Anne Dorney is the wife of this veteran journalist. His wife is a devout Roman Catholic who also works as a housewife, caring for their home and children. On December 17, 1962, the pair married. The pair has been married for 54 years.

Andrea, Deirdre, Andrew, and Tara Koppel are Ted’s four children. His one son, unfortunately, died as a result of a day-long drinking spree.

Ted is multilingual, speaking German, French, and English. He is good friends with Henry Kissinger, whom he met as a child when both of them moved to the United States.

What is your net worth?

Ted Koppel is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of $15 million. He’s an experienced American journalist who’s been in the business since the Vietnam War.

Facts of Ted Koppel
Date of Birth:1940February-8
Age:81 years old
Birth Nation:United Kingdom
NameTed Koppel
Birth NameEdward James Martin Koppel
Nick Name“Ted”
FatherlEdwin Koppel
MotherAlice Koppel
NationalityAmerican
Birth Place/CityNelson
EthnicityWhite
ProfessionBroadcaster
Working ForCBS News,ABC
Net Worth$15 million
Famous forCBS news
MarriedYes
Married toGrace Anne Dorney Koppel (m. 1963)
ChildrenAndrea, Deirdre, Andrew, and Tara
EducationSyracuse University, Stanford University
AwardsPeabody Award, More
MoviesNightline, Koppel on Discovery, 45/85, Iran, The most Dangerous Nation?