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Ted Koppel Biography

Ted Koppel

Facts of Ted Koppel

Date of Birth: 1940 , February-8
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch

Quick Timeline of Ted Koppel

1940 Born in Nelson, Lancashire, England
1953 Migration and Graduation
1963 Hired by ABC Radio News
1968 Worked with ABC Television
2005 Left ABC Network
2016 Started serving to CBS Sunday Morning
1963 Got married with Grace Anne Dorney

Detail Timeline of Ted Koppel

February 8 , 1940

Born in Nelson, Lancashire, England

Tedd Koppel is an American broadcast journalist, born on February 8, 1940, in Nelson, Lancashire, England. He was born to parents Alice Koppel and Edwin Koppel with the birth name  Edward James Martin Koppel and he doesn't have other siblings.


Migration and Graduation

Tedd Koppel migrated to the U.S. in 1953 when he was just 13. He completed his early education from the U.S. and he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of science and he got Master of Arts from Stanford University.


Hired by ABC Radio News

After working for few years as a teacher, and as a copyboy at WMCA Radio, Koppel got hired by the ABC Radio News in June 1963. He, at that time, became the youngest correspondent ever hired by the station.


Worked with ABC Television

After a 3-years attachment with ABC Radio News, Koppel started working with ABC Television in 1966. Koppel there worked as a war correspondent during the Vietnam War. He returned from there in 1968 to cover the campaign of Richard Nixon.

November 22 , 2005

Left ABC Network

Koppel stepped down from Nightline after 25 years on November 22, 2005. He simultaneously left the ABC Network after working for 42 years with it. His final Nightline didn't feature clips highlighting his memorable interviews and moments as host.


Started serving to CBS Sunday Morning

Koppel has been working as a special contributor to CBS Sunday Morning since March 2016. CBS News Sunday Morning is an American newsmagazine television program started airing from January 28, 1979. It was created by Robert Northshield and its original host Charles Kuralt.


Got married with Grace Anne Dorney

Tedd Koppel has been married to Grace Anne Dorney since 1963. He got married in the same year when he got the U.S. citizenship. He has four children; Andrea, Deirdre, Andrew and Tara with his wife Grace.


Koppel worked as a teacher for a short time before he got a job of copyboy at WMCA Radio in New York. He started working for ABC Radio News from June 1963 when he was hired as the youngest correspondent.

In 1963, Koppel got an American Citizenship and in the same year, he got married to Grace Anne Dorney. His age was 23 while he got married. He has four children with his wife. Ted Koppel holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. Koppel has a net worth of 30 Million Dollars.