March 19, 2007
George Stephanopoulos is the Chief Washington Correspondent for
ABC News and anchor of ABC’s Sunday morning program, “This Week
with George Stephanopoulos.”
As Chief Washington Correspondent, Mr. Stephanopoulos oversees
the network’s coverage of Congress and reports on political and
policy stories for all ABC News platforms, including “World News
Tonight,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” and ABC News’
digital properties, including ABC News Now and ABCNews.com.
In his role as anchor of “This Week,” Mr. Stephanopoulos has
interviewed every key member of the Bush administration, including
President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. He
also regularly interviews newsmakers from both sides of the aisle
in Congress, as well as prominent political leaders on the state
and local level, such as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Mr. Stephanopoulos has also interviewed numerous foreign
leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, German
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf,
Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
and King Abdullah of Jordan.
In July 2003, Mr. Stephanopoulos conducted a rare joint
interview with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and
Stephen Breyer, the first ever Sunday morning interview with two
sitting Supreme Court Justices. He conducted a second interview
with Justice Breyer in fall 2005.
The depth and variety of Mr. Stephanopoulos’ interviews on “This
Week” have generated significant accolades for the show, including
from the Chicago Tribune, which said he has created the “most
challenging, fluid and entertaining Sunday-morning show, far
outdoing his rivals in both concept and content.” On Election Night
2006, Mr. Stephanopoulos served as the chief analyst for ABC News’
top-rated coverage and garnered praise from the Washington Post for
being “extremely knowledgeable.”
In the decade he has spent at ABC News, Mr. Stephanopoulos has
played a pivotal role in the network’s coverage of breaking news
stories. In spring 2005, he reported from Rome and contributed to
ABC News’ duPont Award-winning coverage of the death of Pope John
Paul II. Following the explosion of the Columbia shuttle, Mr.
Stephanopoulos anchored a two-hour special edition of “This Week”
on February 2, 2003. And on September 11, 2001, he was one of the
first reporters on the scene at Ground Zero.
Mr. Stephanopoulos was named Chief Washington Correspondent in
December 2005 and began anchoring “This Week” in September 2002.
Previously, he was an ABC News correspondent, reporting on a wide
variety of political, domestic and international stories for “This
Week,” “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and other ABC
News programs and special event broadcasts. Mr. Stephanopoulos
joined ABC News in 1997 as a news analyst for “This Week.”
Prior to joining ABC News, Mr. Stephanopoulos 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 best-seller on President Clinton’s first term and
the 1992 and 1996 Clinton/Gore campaigns.
Mr. Stephanopoulos received his Master’s degree in theology at
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.
Mr. Stephanopoulos and his wife, Alexandra Wentworth, live in
Washington, DC, with their daughters, Elliott and Harper.