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Encyclopedia > Charles Gibson
Charles Gibson
Birth name Charles deWolf Gibson
Born March 9, 1943 (1943-03-09) (age 64)
in Evanston, Illinois
Statistics
Occupation television journalist
Spouse Arlene Gibson
Children Jessica
Katherine
Notable credit(s) ABC World News anchor
(2006–present)
Good Morning America co-anchor
(1987–1998; 1999–2006)

Charles "Charlie" Dewolf Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American media personality best known as co-anchor of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19 years. On May 29, 2006, Gibson became the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight, later renamed World News with Charles Gibson on July 19, 2006. He also anchors the 5 PM EST Information Network weekday newscast on ABC News Radio. According to the New York Times, he was scheduled to leave ABC News on June 22, 2007.[1] However, the news about his retirement in the New York Times appears to be wrong. Charles Gibson source http://www. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Evanston is the name of several places in the United States of America: Evanston, Illinois Evanston, Indiana Evanston, Ohio Evanston, Wyoming This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship news program. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katie Couric hugs country music singer Keith Urban Infotainment or soft news, refers to a part of the wider news trade that provides information in a way that is considered entertaining to its viewers, as evident by attraction of a higher market demographic. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... EST or Est or est may stand for: Est or Erhard Seminars Training, a New Age Large Group Awareness Training seminar program est in French, meaning east, as in referring to France and to the Franche-Comté and Lorraine régions Eastern Standard Time - three separate time zones use this... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company television and radio networks (ABC). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Charles Gibson began regularly anchoring ABC World News Tonight after long-time anchor Peter Jennings’ treatment for lung cancer forced him off the set in April 2005. On August 7, 2005, Gibson announced Peter Jennings' death and the following day anchored World News Tonight, eventually being offered the job. Even though he was a leading choice to replace Jennings, Gibson couldn't agree with ABC News president David Westin over how long he would stay in the chair [1]. Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff were then chosen to be Jennings' permanent replacements on December 5, 2005, when they were actually both interim reporters. ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Peter Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-born, American journalist and news anchor. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-born, American journalist and news anchor. ... ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... David Westin President of ABC News David Westin is currently president of ABC News. ... Elizabeth Vargas Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABCs television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials. ... Bob Woodruff, with former World News Tonight co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas, prior to his injuries in Iraq. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Woodruff's severe injury in Iraq on January 29, 2006 suddenly threw the new World News Tonight anchor arrangement into confusion. Vargas, with a newborn child to raise, expressed the desire to go back to being anchor of the weekly newsmagazine "20/20". Some critics questioned whether she could sustain the program on her own over the longterm. Ratings were slipping. In March 2006, The New York Post's Cindy Adams reported that Gibson would become Bob Woodruff's "Temporary Permanent Replacement" on WNT. [2] On May 23, 2006, Gibson was named sole anchor of WNT, effective May 29, 2006, after Vargas announced her resignation from the show; she cited her doctors' recommendation to cut back her schedule considerably due to her upcoming maternity leave, and her wish to spend more time with her new baby. [3] During the summer of 2006, the show's title was changed to World News with Charles Gibson. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Education and early career

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Gibson moved to Washington, D.C., when he was 12. He attended the prestigious Sidwell Friends School, a private college-preparatory school in the city. Gibson graduated from Princeton University where he was news director for the university radio station, WPRB-FM and a member of Princeton Tower Club. He now serves on Princeton's Board of Trustees. Originally, Gibson planned to go into law, but reconsidered when he determined his grades were not sufficient for top tier law schools. Gibson joined the RKO Radio Network in 1966 as a producer, but then switched gears and joined the Coast Guard and worked as a reporter/anchor for WLVA (now WSET) in Lynchburg, Virginia as one of five employees. He then moved to WMAL-TV (now WJLA) in 1970, and took a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1973 before joining ABC in 1975. Evanston is the name of several places in the United States of America: Evanston, Illinois Evanston, Indiana Evanston, Ohio Evanston, Wyoming This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... WPRB (103. ... Princeton Tower Club is one of the ten eating clubs at Princeton University, and one of only five clubs (along with The Ivy Club, University Cottage Club, Cap and Gown Club, and the Tiger Inn) to choose its members through a selective process called bicker. ... The first radio network to begin its operations entirely on satellite in the 1970s. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... WSET-TV is the ABC television network affiliate in Lynchburg-Roanoke, Virginia. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... WJLA, Washingtons ABC7 is the local ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, and is located on channel 7 (digital channel 39). ... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 1970s and 1980s, Gibson covered the House of Representatives and the White House for ABC News. Prior to anchoring ABC's morning show, Gibson worked as a reporter for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. He sometimes co-anchored World News when Peter Jennings was reporting on location. He also occasionally substituted for Ted Koppel on Nightline. In 1998-1999, he was a co-anchor on the Monday edition of 20/20 with Connie Chung. On October 8, 2004, he moderated the second presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... 20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. ... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist who has appeared on many USA television news networks. ... The 2004 United States Presidential Election Debates were sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and concluded October 13, nearly three weeks before election scheduled for November 2, 2004. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


Personal

Charles Gibson as anchor of then-World News Tonight.

Gibson's wife Arlene is an educator who recently retired as Head of School at the Spence School in New York. She has also held positions at other schools in New York and New Jersey and was the head of the middle school at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore in the 1980s. Image File history File links WNTCharlesGibson. ... Image File history File links WNTCharlesGibson. ... ABC World News Tonight is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... The Spence School is a highly-ranked private day school for girls in New York City. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United...


Gibson has two daughters, Jessica and Katherine. On March 14, 2006, Jessica gave birth to Gibson's first grandchild. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 17, 2006, Gibson delivered the commencement address at Monmouth University's Class of 2006 graduation ceremony held at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. He was also presented with an honorary doctorate in humane letters. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monmouth University is a private university located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. ... The PNC Bank Arts Center is a modern amphitheatre located in Holmdel, New Jersey, USA. About 17,500 people can occupy the amphitheater. ...


Gibson is widely perceived as friendly and approachable, yet highly professional. In an interview on Fox News Channel, Gibson's elevation to WNT was praised by Brit Hume, anchor of the cable network's Special Report and Gibson's former colleague at ABC News. The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... Brit Hume (born Alexander Britton Hume on June 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is the Washington, D.C. managing editor of the Fox News Channel. ...


On June 17, 2007, Charles Gibson delivered the commencement address to the class of 2007 at Union College's 213th graduation ceremonies. Gibson received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the ceremony, as well as a framed copy of his father's 1923 College yearbook entry. His father, Burdett, grew up in Schenectady, NY and graduated from the College in 1923. Gibson contributed an estimated $75,000 to Union College to help create the Burdett Gibson Class of 1923 Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a deserving student in need. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ...

Trivia

  • Gibson was identified as Charlie Gibson for Good Morning America, but is called Charles Gibson for World News, field reports, and the presidential debates. Correspondents appearing on the broadcast always refer to him as "Charlie", however.
  • Gibson appears in the Disney film The Rookie anchoring World News Tonight and introduces a package about Jim Morris, the main character of the film.
  • Gibson states that when it comes to cable news, he normally watches CNN Headline News to get a quick fix on news. He also watches Fox News Channel's Special Report with Brit Hume, which is anchored by former ABC News correspondent and colleague Brit Hume, for whom Gibson has tremendous respect (see [4], [5]).
  • Gibson is a huge Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles fan.
  • After assuming the permanent role as WNT anchor, Gibson soon began to close each WNT broadcast by telling viewers, "I hope you had a good day. And from all of us at ABC News, I hope you have a good night." A noticeable departure from this closing took place on April 16, 2007 when Gibson, in light of the mass shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, sadly closed the broadcast with "I wish I could say this has been a good day -- it hasn't." [6]

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Notes

  1. ^ Steinberg, Jacques. "Charles Gibson Enjoys a Second Wind on ABC", New York Times, May 17, 2007. 

External links

  • ABC News Bio
  • Charlie Gibson's Goodbye Speech on GMA
  • Gibson Exits 'Good Morning' in Transition
  • Charlie Gibson Tribute Videos
  • Photos: Celebrating Charlie's 19 years
  • Gibson to Union College graduates: "Know what you stand for"
Preceded by
David Hartman and Joan Lunden
Good Morning America co-anchor
19871998
with Joan Lunden from 1987 to May 23, 1997, and with Lisa McRee from 1997 to 1998
Succeeded by
Lisa McRee and Kevin Newman
Preceded by
Lisa McRee and Kevin Newman
Good Morning America co-anchor
January 18, 1999June 28, 2006
with Diane Sawyer, and Robin Roberts starting in 2005
Succeeded by
Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts
Preceded by
Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff
ABC World News Tonight anchor
May 29, 2006–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Charles Gibson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Charles (Charlie) Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American television journalist, best known as co-host of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to the present.
Gibson, along with GMA co-host Diane Sawyer, have sub for Bob Woodruff on WNT while Woodruff recovers from his injuries due to IED in Iraq.
Gibson graduated from Princeton University, where he was news director for the university radio station, WPRB-FM and a member of Princeton Tower Club.
Charles Dana Gibson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (248 words)
Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867–December 23, 1944) was an American graphic artist, noted for his creation of one of the first pin-up girls, the "Gibson Girl".
The development of the "Gibson Girl" from 1890 and her nationwide fame made Gibson respected and wealthy.
On his passing in 1944, Charles Dana Gibson was interred with his wife in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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