George Stephanopoulos serves as anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and co-anchor of Special Events. After anchoring “This Week” from 2002 to 2010, Stephanopoulos returned to the show in January 2012. In addition to his anchor duties, Stephanopoulos is the network’s chief political correspondent, reporting on political and policy stories for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Stephanopoulos’ prominent role in ABC News politics has helped lead coverage throughout the 2012 election cycle. In addition to covering the Republican primary cycle, Stephanopoulos and ABC News’ Diane Sawyer moderated two Republican debates in Des Moines, Iowa in Dec. 2012, the most watched debate of the primary season, and in Manchester, New Hampshire in January 2012.
In his role anchoring two broadcasts, Stephanopoulos has conducted interviews with world leaders, musicians, authors and celebrities ranging from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to George Clooney, Elmo, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Anniston, Steve Martin and astronaut Mark Kelly.
For more than a decade his range and expertise has played a pivotal role in the network’s coverage of breaking news stories including his Emmy award winning coverage of the 2009 presidential inauguration, his contribution to ABC News’ duPont Award-winning coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II, and his “On the Trail” series was honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism in 2007 and 2009. Following the explosion of the Columbia shuttle, he anchored a two-hour special edition of “This Week” on Feb. 2, 2003. And on Sept. 11, 2001, he was one of the first reporters on the scene at Ground Zero.
Stephanopoulos was named Chief Washington Correspondent in December 2005. Previously he was an ABC News correspondent and joined ABC News in 1997 as an analyst for “This Week.”
Prior to joining ABC News, Stephanopoulos served in the Clinton administration as the senior adviser to the president for policy and strategy. He is the author of “All Too Human,” a No. 1 New York Times bestseller on President Clinton’s first term and the 1992 and 1996 Clinton/Gore campaigns.
Stephanopoulos received his Master’s degree in theology from 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.
Stephanopoulos and his wife, Alexandra Wentworth, have two daughters, Elliott and Harper.