Ted Koppel is a 42-year veteran of ABC News, acting as anchor and managing editor of Nightline from 1980 to 2005. New York University has named Koppel one of the top 100 American journalists of the past 100 years.
He has won numerous honors including eight George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Overseas Press Club Awards, 12 duPont-Columbia Awards, and 42 Emmys.
Since 2005 Koppel has served as managing editor of the Discovery Channel, as a news analyst for BBC America, as a special correspondent for Rock Center, and continues to function as commentator and nonfiction book critic at NPR. He has been a contributing columnist to the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Koppel is the author the New York Times bestseller Off Camera.