George Stephanopoulos Biography
George Stephanopoulos born as George Robert Stephanopoulos is an American television host, political commentator, and former Democratic advisor currently working as the chief anchor and political correspondent on ABC News, and a coanchor with Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, and host of This Week, ABC’s Sunday morning current events news program.
George Stephanopoulos Age
Stephanopoulos is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on 10 February 1961 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of February every year.
George Stephanopoulos Height
Stephanopoulos stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
George Stephanopoulos Family
Stephanopoulos is the son of Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria (née Chafos) and Robert George Stephanopoulos. His parents are of Greek descent. His father is a Greek Orthodox priest and emeritus dean of the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral in New York City. His father is now a retired priest at Sts. Greek Orthodox Church of Constantine and Helen in Cleveland Heights, OH. For several years, his mother was the head of the National News Service of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. She now also attends St Cons and is a frequent member of the church. He became a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith in his teens and considered joining the priesthood for a long time.
George Stephanopoulos Wife
Stephanopoulos is married to Ali Wentworth, who is an actress, comedian, and writer. The couple tied the knot in 2001 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on New York’s Upper East Side. Together they have two daughters, Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos born on 9 September 2002, and Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos born in 2005. The family lives in Manhattan.
George Stephanopoulos Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of about $ 40 Million which he has earned through his career as a television host and a political commentator.
George Stephanopoulos Salary
Stephanopoulos earns an annual salary of $15 Million.
George Stephanopoulos Biography
Stephanopoulos served on the U.S. presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis in 1988. In 1992, he joined the Clinton campaign and was a leading member of his 1992 presidential campaign. He acted as the de facto press secretary at the start of Clinton’s presidency, briefing the press even though Dee Dee Myers was technically the White House Press Secretary. In 1999, his memoir, All Too Human: A Political Education, became a number-one bestseller. In his autobiography, My Childhood, Clinton referred to the book, apologizing for what he thought in retrospect were unreasonable demands put on the young staffer.
In December 2005, ABC News officially named him “Chief Washington Correspondent” The title of the program added the name of the new host to the new name, Stephanopoulos. He became the host of This Week in September 2002. Stephanopoulos was a relative newcomer to the show when appointed to the spot. Fareed Zakaria was a weekly panelist for the first two years of Stephanopoulos’ tenure. Opinion columnist George Will was the only remaining participant from the Brinkley days of the original panel.
After competitors Meet The Press and Face The Country, in all rating metrics of the audience, ratings for This Week dropped to the third position in 2017-2018. In February 2009, the distance between NBC’s Meet the Press and its rivals, CBS ‘Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week, started to close in advance of “Fox News Sunday” ABC News President David Westin offered Stephanopoulos the role of Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America in December 2009. On January 10, 2010, Stephanopoulos revealed that this would be his last broadcast as the permanent host of The Week. However it was reported that Stephanopoulos would return in December 2011 after his replacement, Christiane Amanpour, quit the show amid sagging ratings. In 2009, Stephanopoulos signed a contract worth $105 million to remain with ABC until 2021. On December 14, 2009, he started co-anchoring GMA.
On nights when she was away on assignment or unavailable, Stephanopoulos was one of the backup anchors for Diane Sawyer. In January 2012, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum co-hosted a Republican debate. He became the Chief Anchor at ABC News in August 2014. He continues to appear on This Week and GMA. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Stephanopoulos launched George’s Bottom Line blog. On Facebook, he also launched a public profile page.
George Stephanopoulos ABC News
Stephanopoulos is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- John Quiñones
- Karen Travers
- Pierre Thomas
- Cecilia Vega
- Elizabeth Vargas
- David Wright
- Nick Watt
- Jeff Zeleny
George Stephanopoulos Social Media Platforms
Stephanopoulos is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 2.4M followers on Twitter, over 71.7k followers on Instagram, and over 354k followers on Facebook.