George Stephanopoulos serves as anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and co-anchor of Special Events. After anchoring “This Week” from 2002 to 2010, he returned to the show in January 2012. In addition to his anchor duties, Stephanopoulos is the network’s chief political correspondent, reporting on political and policy stories for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Stephanopoulos’ prominent role in ABC News politics has helped lead coverage throughout the 2012 election cycle. Stephanopoulos and ABC News’ Diane Sawyer moderated two Republican debates, one in Des Moines, IA in December 2012 — the most watched debate of the primary season — and another in Manchester, NH in January 2012. In addition to covering the primary cycle, Stephanopoulos co-anchored the 2012 Election night.
In his role anchoring two broadcasts, Stephanopoulos has conducted interviews with world leaders, musicians, authors and celebrities ranging from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Mark Kelly and Jason Collins to George Clooney, Elmo, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Anniston, and Steve Martin. For more than a decade his range and expertise have played a pivotal role in the network’s coverage of breaking news stories, including his Emmy Award-winning coverage of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, his contribution to ABC News’ duPont Award-winning coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II, and his “On the Trail” series, which was honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism in 2007 and 2009.
Stephanopoulos was named Chief Washington correspondent in December 2005. Previously, he was an ABC News correspondent and joined ABC News in 1997 as an analyst for “This Week.” Prior to joining ABC News, he served in the Clinton administration as the Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy. He is the author of All Too Human, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller on President Clinton’s first term and the 1992 and 1996 Clinton/Gore campaigns.
Stephanopoulos received his Master’s degree in theology from Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude in political science.
Stephanopoulos and his wife, Alexandra Wentworth, have two daughters, Elliott and Harper.
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