George Stephanopoulos Biography
George Stephanopoulos is an American television host, political commentator, and former Democratic advisor working for ABC as a co-anchor with Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, and host of This Week, ABC’s Sunday morning current events news program. He joined the ABC news team in 1997, after previously working for the Clinton administration as the senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy.
George Stephanopoulos Education
Summa cum laude, Stephanopoulos graduated as salutatorian of his class from Columbia University in New York in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year at Columbia. In addition, he worked as a sportscaster for the university’s radio station, 89.9 WKCR-FM. He resided in East Campus and Carman Hall while he was a student. As a Rhodes Scholar, Stephanopoulos studied at the University of Oxford in England’s Balliol College, where he graduated in 1984 with a Master of Arts in Theology.
George Stephanopoulos Career
World leaders like Presidents Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are just a few of the people Stephanopoulos has interviewed. Celebrities, politicians, and corporate executives who he has spoken with include George Clooney, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Billy Porter, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, James Comey, the former director of the FBI, and more. In addition to spearheading the network’s coverage of four presidential elections, Stephanopoulos conducted live town hall meetings featuring then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020 and Joe Biden in 2020.
His breadth and depth of knowledge have been invaluable to the network for over 20 years; he has won three Emmys, a DuPont, three Murrows, and two Cronkite Awards. In 1997, Stephanopoulos began working for ABC News as a “This Week” commentator. He was the president’s senior policy and strategy advisor during the Clinton administration before coming to ABC News. “All Too Human,” a New York Times bestseller, was written by him. After a stint in Purchase, New York, Stephanopoulos relocated to the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed his education at Pepper Pike’s Orange High School in 1978.
Stephanopoulos co-moderated a debate including Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum on January 7, 2012. Romney was frequently questioned by Stephanopoulos during the discussion about whether he thought the U.S. Supreme Court should reverse a 1965 decision that said states couldn’t outlaw contraception because of a fundamental right to privacy. During the debate, Romney called the question absurd. After Diane Sawyer left World News at the end of August 2014, George Stephanopoulos continued to serve as GMA and This Week’s chief anchor at ABC News from 2014 until 2020. Each year, Stephanopoulos broadcasts four primetime hour-long specials on the ABC network and serves as the head of a new documentary unit for Disney’s digital channels.
George Stephanopoulos Salary
Stephanopoulos earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
George Stephanopoulos Net Worth
Stephanopoulos has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a television host, political commentator, and former Democratic advisor.
George Stephanopoulos Age
Stephanopoulos was born on February 10, 1961, in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. She is 63 years old as of 2024, and he celebrates his birthday on the 10th of February every year.
George Stephanopoulos Height and Weight
Stephanopoulos stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.72m) and weighs 62kgs (136 lbs)
George Stephanopoulos Family
Robert George Stephanopoulos and Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria (née Chafos) are the parents of Stephanopoulos, who was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. His mother was the director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America National News Service for a long time, and his father is a Greek Orthodox priest who serves as the dean emeritus of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City.
George Stephanopoulos Wife and Children
Stephanopoulos is married to actress, comedian, and writer Ali Wentworth at the Upper East Side of New York’s Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in 2001. They are blessed with two girls; Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos and Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos who were born in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Jerry Seinfeld introduced Stephanopoulos to transcendental meditation. On April 1, 2020, Wentworth shared on Instagram that she was having trouble self-quarantining at their New York home due to COVID-19. On April 13, 2020, Stephanopoulos declared that although he had tested positive for COVID-19, he was asymptomatic.
George Stephanopoulos Young/90s
He lived in Purchase, New York for a while, and then went to the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. There, he graduated from Orange High School in Pepper Pike in 1978. Stephanopoulos graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1982. He was also the valedictorian of his class. He was given a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and voted to Phi Beta Kappa at Columbia during his junior year. He also talked about sports on 89.9 WKCR-FM, the university radio station. During college, he lived in East Campus and Carman Hall. As a Rhodes Scholar, Stephanopoulos went to Balliol College at the University of Oxford in England and got a Master of Arts in Theology in 1984.
George Stephanopoulos First wife
Stephanopoulos does not have another wife other than Ali Wentworth, an actress, comedian, and writer and they have two daughters together.
George Stephanopoulos Daughters
Stephanopoulos has two beautiful daughters named Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos and Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos who were born in 2002 and 2005, respectively.
Social Media Platform
Stephanopoulos is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 2.3M followers on Twitter 7 followers on Instagram, and 7 followers on Facebook.