Charles Gibson Biography
- Age: 74 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
- Name: Charles Gibson
- Birth Name: Charles deWolf Gibson
- Father: Burdett Gibson
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Evanston, Illinois
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Television journalist
- Working For: ABC News
- Salary: 7 Million Dollar
- Eye Color: Brown Dark
- Hair Color: Brown
- Face Color: White
- Weight in KG: 84 kg
- Famous for: Television anchor and journalis
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Arlene Gibson
- Children: Jessica Gibson Katherine Gibson
- Education: Princeton University
- Awards: Paul White Award
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
- Movies: The Fight Against Pain
- TV Show: Good Morning America 22
Charles deWolf Gibson known as Charles Gibson or Chralie, is a former American anchor and journalist of broadcasting television. He was a host of the most syndicated American morning show called Good Morning Show called Good Morning America from 1987-1998 and from 1999- 2006 as well as an anchor of World News with Charles Gibson from 2006-2009. He was active in the broadcasting television since 1965 till 2009. For his excellent performance in broadcasting television as a journalist and host, he has been awarded with the National Journalism Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been honored with the Paul White award in 2006 by the Radio Television Digital News association and by Quinnipiac University in 2008 with Fred Friendly First Amendment award.
Born in the year 1943 March 9 at Evanston, Illinois to the parents Georgianna Law and Burdett Gibson, Charles Gibson is a great nephew of Charles Dana Gibson. He has American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Charles grew up in Washington D.C and had attended the Sidwell Friends School which is a private college-preparatory school in Washington. He graduated from Princeton University in 1965. He used to work in the University’s student run radio station as the news director. In 1966, he joined the RKO general as a producer and later began to work as a reporter and anchor for WLVA, now WSET television. In 1970, he joined a WMAL-TV now WJLA television. After four years, he moved to the TVN in 1974 as a reporter and anchor. The highlights of his work from TVN include the Watergate scandal investigations and the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
In 1975 he joined at ABC network as field correspondent. He worked as White House correspondent from 1976-1977 and general assignment reporter from 1977-1981, House of Representatives from 1981-1987 and also became the correspondent and fill in anchor for the syndicated program World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and also the substitute anchor for Nightline and World News This Morning. Since 1987, he began to co-anchor the most watched morning show in American television, Good Morning America. In 2005, he became the substitute anchor for World News Tonight as the Peter Jennings, the regular host of the program, died due to lung cancer. In 2006, the title of the show was changed to World News with Charles Gibson. He ran the program till 2009 and decided to retire as an anchor.
During his tenure, he had helped the ABC network to grow and become successful and one of the most watched television shows in America. He has won several reputed awards and recognitions for his work. Gibson has reached the age of 71. The retiring age, but still he has the same enigma and enthusiasm towards his work. He is a married man. He is married to his girlfriend Arlene Gibson. She is an educator who has recently been retires from the position of head of The Spence School in New York. She also had held the positions in different education sectors. The couple has two daughters named Jessica and Catherine. When Jessica gave birth to her first child in 2006, the couple became grandparents for the first time. They have spent a long journey of life together happily and reside in Summit, New Jersey.
Charles Gibson has the long legacy in journalism. He is still admired and recognized as he used to be when he was active in this profession. With a lot of experience and knowledge gained by time, he has been the inspiration and a respective one in this field. There are many of his fans who wants to know more on him going through biography and other articles, which can be found all over the internet. He can be followed in Twitter as well for more of his recent updates.
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