Ted Koppel Biography (1940-)

Full name, Edward James Koppel; born February 8, 1940, in Lancashire, England; immigrated to United States, 1953, naturalized U.S. citizen, 1963; son of Edwin (a tire factory owner) and Alice (a singer and pianist) Koppel; marriedGrace Anne Dorney (an attorney), 1963; children: Andrea (a broadcast journalist), Deirdre, Andrew, Tara. Addresses: Office: c/o Nightline, 1717 DeSales St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Broadcast journalist
Birth Details
February 8, 1940
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Chief diplomatic correspondent, ABC News, ABC, 1971-1980
  • Anchor, ABC Saturday Night News, 1975-1977
  • Anchor, The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage (also known as America Held Hostage), ABC, 1979-1980
  • Anchor, interviewer, reporter, and correspondent, Nightline (alsoknown as ABC News Nightline), ABC, 1980-
  • Anchor, 20/20, ABC, 1986
  • Also correspondent on ABC World News Tonight, ABC.
  • Specials
  • Correspondent, The People of People's China, 1973
  • Correspondent, Action Biography: Henry Kissinger, ABC, 1974
  • Correspondent, ABC News Close-up on Illegal Aliens: The Gate Crashers, ABC, 1975
  • Correspondent, What's Happened Since, 1975
  • Reporter/correspondent, 45/85, ABC, 1985
  • Reporter/correspondent, "Day 444 Revisited," Inauguration '85, ABC, 1985
  • Host, Learn to Read!, ABC, 1986
  • Host and moderator, The Media and Human Rights, PBS, 1986
  • Anchor, The Manipulators: Iron Curtain-Stone Wall-Party Line, ABC,1986
  • Anchor, "Ronald Reagan," The Jennings-Koppel Report, ABC, 1987
  • Anchor, "The Persian Gulf: Questions of Policy, Questions of War" (also known as "Questions of Peace, Questions of War"), The Jennings-Koppel Report, ABC, 1987
  • Anchor, "The Summit in America," The Jennings-Koppel Report, ABC,1987
  • Anchor, The Blessings of Liberty, ABC, 1987
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: Billion Dollar Pie, ABC, 1988
  • The 46th Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Awards, PBS, 1988
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: News from Earth, ABC, 1988
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: A National Town Meeting on the Legalizationof Drugs, ABC, 1988
  • Anchor, Covering Politics--Who's to Blame?, ABC, 1988
  • Host, The Koppel Report: Tragedy at Tiananmen--The Untold Story, ABC, 1989
  • Host and American team pilot, The Koppel Report: The Blue X Conspiracy, 1989
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: Television--Revolution in a Box, ABC, 1989
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: D.C.--Divided City, ABC, 1989
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: Death of a Dictator, ABC, 1990
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter, PBS, 1990
  • 2 Years ... Later, NBC, 1990
  • Moderator, 21st Century: World without Walls?, PBS, 1990
  • Host, The Best of Nightline with Ted Koppel, 1980-90, ABC, 1990
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: Sex in the Soviet Union, ABC, 1990
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: Drugs, Crime & Doing Time, ABC, 1990
  • Anchor, The Koppel Report: A Town Meeting with Nelson Mandela, ABC, 1990
  • Anchor, ABC News Town Meeting: A Process Run Amok--Can It Be Fixed?, ABC, 1991
  • Anchor, Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot, ABC, 1992
  • Anchor, Public War/Secret War, ABC, 1992
  • Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress,PBS, 1992
  • Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom, PBS, 1992
  • Anchor, 72 Hours to Victory: Behind the Scenes with Bill Clinton,ABC, 1992
  • Cohost, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (also known as The Kennedy Center Honors), CBS, 1993
  • The 9th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, 1993
  • One on One: Classic Television Interviews, 1993
  • Moderator, Nightline Viewpoint: The Media and O. J. Simpson, ABC,1994
  • "The World of Jim Henson," Great Performances, PBS, 1994
  • "Headlines and Sound Bites: Is that the Way It Is?" The Cronkite Report, Discovery Channel, 1995
  • Host, The 54th Annual Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia University Awards,1996
  • Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration, PBS, 1997
  • Nightline in Primetime: Brave New World, ABC, 1998
  • Barbara Walters: A Driving Force, ABC, 2000
  • Great Conventions: 1948 with Roger Mudd, 2000
  • Anchor, The Clinton Years, 2000
  • Anchor, The Holy Land: Moment of Crisis, 2001
  • Anchor, Clear and Present Danger: America Fights Back, ABC, 2001
  • Breaking the News, 2001
  • Episodic
  • "The Nova Quiz," Nova, PBS, 1993
  • "Ted Koppel 20th Nightline Anniversary," The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Editorial manager, Nightline (also known as ABC News Nightline), ABC, c. 1986-
  • Managing editor, 20/20, ABC, 1986
  • Also executive producer of multiple episodes of Nightline (also known as ABC News Nightline), ABC.
  • Specials
  • Editorial manager, The Koppel Report: News from Earth, ABC, 1988
  • Editorial manager, The Koppel Report: Tragedy at Tiananmen--The UntoldStory, ABC, 1989
  • Managing editor, The Koppel Report: Death of a Dictator, ABC, 1990
  • Executive producer, 21st Century: World without Walls?, PBS, 1990
  • Editorial manager, Best of Nightline with Ted Koppel, 1980-90, ABC, 1990
  • Editorial manager, The Koppel Report: Drugs, Crime & Doing Time, ABC, 1990
  • Editorial manager, Public War/Secret War, ABC, 1992
  • Managing editor, Nightline in Primetime: Brave New World, ABC, 1998
  • Managing editor, Clear and Present Danger: America Fights Back, ABC, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself (in archive footage), Koyaanisqatsi, 1983
  • Himself, The World Is Watching, 1988
  • Himself (in archive footage), The Panama Deception, 1992
  • Himself (in archive footage), Beyond "JFK": The Question of Conspiracy, 1992
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator, Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public (audio versionof his 2000 book), Random Audio, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • 45/85, ABC, 1985
  • The Blessings of Liberty, ABC, 1987
  • The Koppel Report: Tragedy at Tiananmen--The Untold Story, ABC, 1989
  • The Koppel Report: Death of a Dictator, ABC, 1990
  • Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot, ABC, 1992
  • Other
  • (Compiler) The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Stevenson, Hawthorn, 1965
  • (With Marvin L. Kalb) In the National Interest (novel), Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1977
  • (With Kyle Gibson) Nightline: History in the Making and the Making ofTelevision (nonfiction), Times Books, 1996
  • Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, Knopf (New York City), 2000
  • Contributor to books, including Live from the Trenches: The Changing Role of the Television News Correspondent, edited by Joe S. Foote, Southern Illinois University Press, 1998. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Forbes and Nation.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 103, Gale, 1982
    • Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 1989
    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1993, Section 5, pp. 1, 6
    • Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1996, p. 65
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 14, 1996, p. 52; March 29, 2002, p. 23
    • Forbes, September 9, 1996, p. 25; December 1, 1997, p. S92
    • Los Angeles Times, December 1, 1992
    • Media Week, August 19, 1996, p. 12
    • Nation, September 9, 1996, p. 9
    • Playboy, September, 1995, p. 118
    • Rolling Stone, January 10, 1991, pp. 61, 76
    • Time, June 17, 1996, p. 93
    • TV Guide, April 18, 1981March 24, 1990, p. 23; April 20, 2002, pp.46-49, 55-56
    • Vanity Fair, January, 1994, pp. 96-99, 128-130; June, 2002, p. 192
    • Video Age International, November/December 1996, p. 10

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