Charles Gibson

TV host, Newscaster
Dependable, reliable and reassuring, broadcast news correspondent-anchor Charles Gibson was a constant presence in the homes of viewers for over 30 years on two of television's most watched morning and evening news ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1943 in Evanston, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Good Morning America 1975 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

20/20 1964 - 1965, 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20: California Burning 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

9/11/06: Where Things Stand 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Peter Jennings: Reporter 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Live 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Thursday 1964 - 1965, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Columbia: Final Mission 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Special Edition: Jennifer Lopez 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

The 62nd Annual Peabody Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

30 By 30: Kid Flicks -- Party Animals 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

America.01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Diane Sawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the Cycle: Changing the World of a Child 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Good Morning America: Evening Edition 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Comrades: A "Channel 3, Moscow" Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Evening America 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC World News 1964 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Host
Writer (1)

Audition: Barbara Walters' Journey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Dependable, reliable and reassuring, broadcast news correspondent-anchor Charles Gibson was a constant presence in the homes of viewers for over 30 years on two of television's most watched morning and evening news programs. Beginning his career with a local affiliate station and a syndicated new service in the early-1970s, Gibson signed on with ABC News in 1975 as a correspondent covering the White House and the House of Representatives. In 1987, the avuncular Gibson began co-hosting the morning news program, "Good Morning, America" (ABC, 1975- ), alongside popular co-anchor, Joan Lunden. Coming from a news background, Gibson handled many of the harder news interviews for the program, which surged past the previously unbeatable "Today" (NBC, 1952- ) in the ratings, thanks in large part to his and Lunden's chemistry. Gibson was so revered both by his network and the public at large, that after the premature death of beloved "ABC World News Tonight" (1953- ) anchor Peter Jennings in 2005, he was named as Jennings' replacement in 2006. Once again the venerable anchorman delivered a much needed boost, pushing the renamed "World News with Charles Gibson" to the top of the ratings heap. In 2009, the elder statesman of ABC News, officially retired - much to the regret of grateful viewers and the network he had called home for nearly 35 years.

Relationships

Arlene Gibson

Wife
Retired head of school at The Spence School in New York City

Jessica Gibson

Daughter

Katherine Gibson Assistant Producer

Daughter

EDUCATION

Sidwell Friends School

Washington, Washington D.C.
A private college-preparatory school

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey 1965
Was the news director for WPRB-FM, the university radio station, and a member of Princeton Tower Club

Milestones

2008

Co-moderated, with George Stephanopoulos, the Democratic Party's presidential-election debate between U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

2006

Named sole anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" broadcast; replacing Elizabeth Vargas who left on maternity leave and co-anchor, Bob Woodruff who was injured in Iraq

2004

Moderated a "town-hall" style debate during the 2004 U.S. presidential-election campaign between candidates Republican U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry

1999

Returned to "Good Morning America" (ABC) as co-host with Diane Sawyer

1998

Replaced Sam Donaldson as the co-anchor of the renamed "Primetime Thursday with Charles Gibson" (ABC)

1998

Co-anchored, with Connie Chung, on the Monday edition of ABC News's "20/20"

1990

Hosted "Lucky Number," a PBS documentary on gambling

1987

Replaced David Hartman as co-host of "Good Morning America" (ABC)

1981

Named ABC News' chief correspondent at the House of Representatives

1976

Covered Gerald Ford's presidential campaign

1975

Joined ABC News, covering the U.S. House of Representatives and the White House

1974

Worked at syndicated news service Television News, Inc. (TVN)

1969

Became anchor and reporter for WMAL-TV (now WJLA), the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC

1966

First professional job as Washington producer for the RKO Network

Worked as news director for WLVA-TV and Radio in Lynchburg, VA

Served as general assignment correspondent for ABC News

Bonus Trivia

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Gibson underwent angioplasty at the end of May 1999.

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Not to be confused with the film special effects technician.

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Received a John Maclean Fellowship in 1992; awarded to Princeton University alumni "who have made a major contribution to American society."

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Received a National Journalism Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1973.

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