Ted Koppel Biography, Age, Wife, Nightline, and Net Worth

Ted Koppel Biography

Ted Koppel is a British born American journalist who is best known for anchoring, Nightline from 1980-2005. He was born on 8th February 1940 in Nelson, Lancashire, England.

He was 13 years old when his family relocated to the United States. He attended McBurney School in New York City and at age 20, he attended Syracuse University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

He then went to Stanford University where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in mass communications research and political science.

He met his wife-to-be, Grace Anne Dorney while at Stanford University. He became a naturalized US citizen and married Grace in 1962. The couple has four children together; Andrea (a former journalist), Deirdre, Andrew, and Tara.

Ted Koppel
Ted Koppel

Andrew Koppel was found dead in a New York City apartment on May 31, 2010, reportedly after a day-long drinking binge; there were also illicit drugs found from the toxicology report.

Ted Koppel Book(s)

He has written the following books;

  • Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
  • Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public
  • Nightline: History in the Making and the Making of Television
  • Estonian Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1936-1944
  • In the National Interest

Ted Koppel Lights Out | Ted Koppel New Book

In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.

Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light.

Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.

It isn’t just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure—and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon.

Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid.

And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the capability as well. “It’s not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, “it’s a question of when.”

And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio.

In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation’s estimated three million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand.

They also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company – the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive?

With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable.

Title Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Author Ted Koppel
Publisher Crown/Archetype, 2015
ISBN 0553419978, 9780553419979
Length of 288 pages
Subjects Technology & Engineering › Civil › General

Ted Koppel Nightline

Koppel wound up referred to for his work as the host of a late-night news program called Nightline. The program began as a progression of extraordinary reports about the 444-day long and amazing Iran prisoner emergency, during which Iranian activists held 52 Americans hostage, starting toward the beginning of November 1979.

From the start, the program was known as The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage and was facilitated by Frank Reynolds. Koppel, in the end, joined Reynolds as co-anchor. In March 1980, the program developed into Nightline, with Koppel as its host.

In 1990, ABC News ran a one-hour uncommon called “The Best of Nightline with Ted Koppel.” Koppel went through a quarter-century tying down the program, before leaving ABC (and leaving as host of Nightline) in late November 2005.

While facilitating Nightline, Koppel additionally facilitated a progression of extraordinary projects called Viewpoint, starting in 1981, which gave media analysis and examination.

It was imagined by ABC News Vice President George Watson as an approach to address any journalistic prejudice that watchers may accept that they experienced on the system.

Communicate before a live crowd, gave watchers an opportunity to address how stories were accounted for or evaluate TV news. Perspective was communicated sporadically, from 1981 until 1997.

Some liberal gatherings recommended that Koppel was a conductor for the administration’s perspective and blamed him for favoring preservationists when choosing visitors.

In the late 1980s, the dynamic media analysis association Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) asserted that policymakers and ex-authorities overwhelmed the Nightline list of people to attend, with commentators of international strategy less noticeable.

In 1987, Newsweek considered him the “quintessential foundation writer”. Koppel reacted that “We are administered by the president and his bureau and their kin. Also, they are the ones who are in charge of our international strategy, and they are the ones I need to converse with”.

Tedd Koppel Broadcasting Career

Koppel had a short spell as an instructor before being procured as a copyboy at the New York Times and as an essayist at WMCA Radio in New York. In June 1963, he turned into the most youthful reporter at any point enlisted by ABC Radio News, chipping away at the day by day Flair Reports program.

Because of his covering the Kennedy died in 1963 with Charles Osgood, the national newsgroup of spectators considered him. He was planned to do a short report, however, a deferral during the emergency constrained him to extemporize for 90 minutes.

In 1964, he secured his first of numerous presidential choosing shows. He likewise started covering the social equality development in Selma, Alabama. ABC authorities were intrigued by Koppel’s capacity to explain issues utilizing plain language.

Beginning in 1966, he was made the ABC News reporter during the Vietnam War, and it was during that period he changed from broadcasting over the radio to do as such on national TV.

He acknowledged the task simply after the system consented to send his better half and their two kids to Hong Kong so they could be close-by. Before going he took a course to become familiar with the Vietnamese language.

He returned in 1968 to cover the battle of Richard Nixon, before getting to be Hong Kong agency boss and U.S. State Department journalist where Koppel shaped a companionship with Henry Kissinger.

As per Nixon associate John Ehrlichman, Koppel’s fellowship with Kissinger was incomplete because of their comparable foundations, as the two of them had Jewish guardians who were exiles from Hitler, and both emigrated to America in their childhood.

Koppel was among those making a trip to China with U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1972. He talked about this with the USC U.S.- China Institute for their Assignment: China narrative arrangement on American media inclusion of China.

Koppel compared the outing to a “voyage to the clouded side of the moon.” By 1975, he was securing ABC Evening News on Saturdays, and he kept on documenting reports for ABC Radio.

Koppel would frequently write about the State Department’s outside gatherings, as when he went with Kissinger during his gatherings in Egypt and Israel in 1975.

He said about Kissinger: “I have high respect for Henry. He has a five-star mind. A half-hour with him gives me superior knowledge into an international strategy question than hours with others.”

In the mid-1970s, Koppel took a year off from his reporter position to remain at home with his kids so his significant other could finish her training at Georgetown Law School.

That choice by Koppel upset ABC News president Roone Arledge, who at that point dropped Koppel as a commentator when he came back to the system.

In April 1979, he was a lead columnist for an eleven-portion arrangement, “Top-notch?”, which concentrated on clarifying the perils of atomic war. He did his own exploration and needed to exhibit “complex material to a group of people that haven’t given much consideration in the past however should later on . . . on the off chance that there is to be a future.” For the arrangement, he got an Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award.

Ted Koppel Quotes

  • Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.
  • I have the necessary lack of tact.
  • My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remains just as well-developed as they were before I went.
  • Emotions get in the way but they don’t pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation.
  • I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming.
  • More than four thousand programs produced and consumed. Some of them were pretty good, a great many of them were forgettable, but a handful may even be worth a book.
  • People shouldn’t expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the ‘fringe’ media.
  • A history is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
  • I think we’re glazing eyes all across America.
  • In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.
  • The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.
  • My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you.
  • There is something very very special, universal, and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.
  • There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page. Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel Age

He was born on 8th February 1940 in Nelson, Lancashire, England.

Is Ted Koppel Still Alive

Despite his old age, Ted is still very much alive.

Ted Koppel Wife

He married Grace Anne Dorney in 1962. The couple has four children together; Andrea (a former journalist), Deirdre, Andrew, and Tara.

Andrew Koppel was found dead in a New York City apartment on May 31, 2010, reportedly after a day-long drinking binge; there were also illicit drugs found from the toxicology report.

Ted Koppel Daughter

He has three daughters; Andrea, Deirdre, and Tara.

Ted Koppel Height

He is 1.63 M tall.

Ted Koppel Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.