George Stephanopoulos

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George Stephanopoulos
George Stephanopoulos May 2013.jpg
Senior Advisor to the President
In office
June 7, 1993 – December 10, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byRahm Emanuel
Succeeded bySidney Blumenthal
White House Communications Director
In office
January 20, 1993 – June 7, 1993
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMargaret D. Tutwiler
Succeeded byMark Gearan
Personal details
Born
George Robert Stephanopoulos

(1961-02-10) February 10, 1961 (age 59)
Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Children2
EducationColumbia University (BA)
Balliol College, Oxford (MA)
WebsiteOfficial website

George Robert Stephanopoulos (Greek: Γεώργιος Στεφανόπουλος; born February 10, 1961) is an American television journalist and a former political advisor.

Stephanopoulos is the chief political correspondent for the news division at ABC-TV– and a co-anchor of ABC-TV's morning news program, Good Morning America (GMA). He returned as host of ABC-TV's This Week in January 2012,[1] a Sunday morning news program produced by ABC-TV's news division. He is the main replacement anchor for ABC-TV's newscast program, World News with Diane Sawyer.[2]

In recent years, he has co-hosted ABC News's special live coverage of political events with Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer. He and has often been on GMA and World News. He launched George's Bottom Line, an ABCNews.com blog.

Before he started working for ABC News, he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. He later became the White House Communications Director for two years. He was replaced by David Gergen. This change came after the Republican party getting control of the U.S. House and Senate in the mid-term elections of 1994.

In April 2020, Stephanopoulos was diagnosed with COVID-19.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stephanopoulos back to replace Amanpour at ABC’s ‘This Week,’ will remain host of ‘GMA’
  2. Allen, Mike (October 18, 2009). "George Stephanopoulos Role Grows at ABC". The Politico. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
  3. Fieldstadt, Elisha (April 13, 2020). "ABC's 'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulos tests positive for coronavirus". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  4. Haneline, Amy (April 13, 2020). "George Stephanopoulos tests positive for COVID-19, hasn't had 'any of the classic symptoms". USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

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Other websites[change | change source]

Media offices
Preceded by
Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts
This Week Anchor
September 15, 2002 – January 10, 2010
Succeeded by
Christiane Amanpour
Preceded by
Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts
Good Morning America co-anchor
with Robin Roberts

Since December 14, 2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Christiane Amanpour
This Week Anchor
Since January 8, 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent