George Stephanopoulos is a famous journalist. He is also a former advisor to the Democratic Party. Apart from these, he serves as the anchor for ABC news.
George’s rise in his career is a notable one. He gained fame while working as communications director for the US presidential campaign of Bill Clinton in 1992.Eventually he became the communication director of the White House. Currently he is working as the chief anchor and political correspondent for ABC News. Also, the 1.69 meter tall flamboyant anchor serves as the co-anchor of ABC news’ morning show Good Morning America. Along with this he hosts the Sunday morning show This Week. He serves as a member of Council on Foreign Relations, as well.
Early Life and Education
George was born on 10th February 1961, in Massachusetts. Both of his parents are of Greek descent. His father is an orthodox Greek priest. His mother was the director of national news service of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Because of his upbringing, George adopted his parents’ faith as a child.
In 1982, he got his bachelor degree in arts from Columbia University. He was the salutation of the class. He was also awarded Harry S Truman Scholarship. He was the sports broadcaster while Columbia University.
His father wanted him to be a lawyer, if he does not want to become a priest.
In the year 1988, George worked for Michael Dukakis presidential campaign. One of his attraction in working for this campaign was that Dukakis was a Greek- American liberal from Massachusetts.
In the year 1989, he returned to Washington and started working as an executive floor assistant to Dick Gephardt.
George enrolled as deputy campaign manager for communications with the Democratic presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, the Arkansas governor. In the year 1992, after the victory of Bill Clinton, George became one of the most trusted aides of the new president. He started working as the senior advisor to the president for strategy and policy during the first term of the administration.
In the year 1996, after Clinton’s reelection, George left his position due to depression, fatigue and stress.
He shifted to New York City in order to serve as a political analyst and commentator for ABC News. He published a book named All Too Human: A Political Education, which got the first position in the list of New York Times bestseller.
George started serving as the host of the ABC Network’s political program named This Week, in 2002. He held the position until 2010. After that, George moved to the anchor seat of the show in the year 2012.
George Stephanopoulos – Wife and children
George Stephanopoulos is married to popular writer, actress and comedian Alexandra Wentworth. The couple got married in the year 2001. They are blessed with two adorable daughters named Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos and Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos.
He is very active in social networking sites. George has got 1.98 million followers on Twitter since the year 2008.
George Stephanopoulos – Net worth and Salary
This famous TV journalist has an approximated net worth of $18 Million with an annual salary of $8 million.
Presently, Stephanopoulos and his family reside in Manhattan, New York City.