Ted Koppel

Inside Biography


Edward James Martin Koppel better known as Ted Koppel is a British-American journalist. Koppel is a recognized as an anchor for  Nightline, a program he was with since its beginning in 1980 until his retirement in 2005.  

Ted Koppel is currently a special contributor for CBS News Sunday Morning.

 Early life and education

Ted Koppel was born on 8th February 1980 in Nelson, Lancashire, England. He is British-born but holds an American nationality doesn't belong to any particular ethnicity other than White.

Koppel was born to mother Alice who was a singer and father Edwin who owned a tire factory. His parents move to the United States with him, their only child, when Koppel was 13 years old. 

Ted Koppel went to the McBurney School, a private preparatory institution in New York. He then completed his graduation with a Bachelor of Science from the Syracuse University. 

Koppel received his Master of Arts degree in Ma s s Communication Research and Political Science from the Stanford University.


 ABC Radio News hired Ted Koppel in June 1963 making him the youngest correspondent ever hired by the ABC at that time. He was a war correspondent for ABC Television in 1966, during the US-Vietnam War. He also covered Richard Nixon's campaign in 1968, before he became the Hong Kong bureau chief as well as the correspondent for the U.S. State Department. 

Koppel rose to prominence from hosting the late-night news program ‘Nightline.' He went on to host the program for twenty-five years.

After leaving the show, Nightline Ted Koppel had a three-year partnership with the Discovery communication of the Discovery Channel as a managing editor.

During his time with the channel, Ted produced various lengthy doc u mentaries. The doc u mentaries were on a variety of subjects which include a  four-hour miniseries on China.  

One of Koppel's doc u mentaries named The People’s Republic of Capitalism is a very extensive look at the fast-changing country. He currently works as a special contributor for CBS News Sunday Morning.

Personal Life

Ted Koppel, age 77,  is a married man. This veteran journalist is married to Grace Anne Dorney. His wife is a Roman Catholic by religion and also a homemaker, she takes care of their house and children.  The couple got married on 17th December 1962. The couple is married over 54 years now. 

Ted Koppel has four children; Andrea, Deirdre, Andrew, and Tara. Unfortunately, his one son died to a day-long drinking binge.

Ted can speak many languages like German, French, and  English. He is good friends with Henry Kissinger, both of them moved to the United States as a child.

Net worth

Ted Koppel's net worth is $15 million. He is a veteran American Journalist who has worked since the time of Vietnam War.


by ab-niranjan, 02 Apr, 2017

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