Ted Koppel

Anchorman, Reporter, Host
For 25 years, Ted Koppel anchored the popular late-night news program, "Nightline" (ABC, 1980- ), sending millions of viewers to sleep with a confidence matching his own that the day's news - and the leaders shaping ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1940 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (67)

The Daily Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Herblock - The Black & The White 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Koppel on Discovery: The People's Republic of Capitalism 1993 - 1994, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Nightline 1979 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Center with Brian Williams 1993 - 1994, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

BBC World News America 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Live: New Orleans in Crisis 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter Jennings: Reporter 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Clear and Present Danger: America Fights Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Walters: A Driving Force 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clinton Years 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Holy Land: Moment of Crises 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Conventions: 1948 With Roger Mudd 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightline in Primetime: Brave New World 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Battle of the Gulf War 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightline in Primetime: Crime and Punishment 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nova 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

One on One: Classic Television Interviews 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Public War/Secret War 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Koppel Report: Drugs, Crime & Doing Time 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: Sex in the Soviet Union 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

21st Century: World Without Walls? 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: Death of a Dictator 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: The Blue X Conspiracy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Covering Politics -- Who's to Blame? 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: D.C. -- Divided City 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: News From Earth 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blessings of Liberty 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: Billion Dollar Pie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Summit in America 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Learn to Read! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Questions of Policy, Questions of War 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Ronald Reagan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Media and Human Rights 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

45/85 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Happened Since 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the News (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jim Henson (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For 25 years, Ted Koppel anchored the popular late-night news program, "Nightline" (ABC, 1980- ), sending millions of viewers to sleep with a confidence matching his own that the day's news - and the leaders shaping events - were not left unexamined. Whether it was the Iran hostage crisis, the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building or the mind-numbing minutia of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Koppel covered the news with a probing intelligence and keen eye for fairness, earning him a reputation as one of the best interviewers in professional journalism. Atop his assured on-camera persona, Koppel was well-respected by coworkers and colleagues alike, though he was often chided for his Howdy Doody-reminiscent hairstyle, a routine jab he countered with typical grace and humor. By 2005, however, Koppel's era at ABC was over. For his final sign off, Koppel demanded the same fairness of his audience that they routinely received from him, asking them to give the new anchor team a "fair shake" and to know that, despite the transition, they were still in good hands.

Relationships

Deirdre Koppel

Daughter

Tara Koppel

Daughter

Andrew Koppel

Son
died June 1, 2010 cause was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and the generic form of the painkiller Valium

Grace Koppel

Wife
married in 1963

Edwin Koppel

Father

Alice Koppel

Mother

Andrea Koppel

Daughter
works for CNN born c. 1964

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1962

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Milestones

2005

Left ABC's news program "Nightline" after 15 years (december)

2003

Embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division as it marched toward Baghdad during the 2003 Iraq War

1992

Inducted into the TV Hall of Fame by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

1980

Named anchorman of "Nightline"

1968

ABC News Hong Kong bureau chief

1964

First presidential convention covered for TV

1963

Joined ABC News, New York as foreign and domestic correspondent

1953

Emigrated to the USA from England

ABC News chief diplomatic correspondent

Anchored "The ABC Saturday Night News"

Bonus Trivia

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Two major newsmakers refused to go along with Koppel's usual interview format, insisting instead that they be able to see Koppel while he questioned them: the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the then newly freed Nelson Mandela (the latter reportedly acting on the advice of the former).

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Koppel was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame by the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (1992)

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