Leadership in Current Political News
Charlie Gibson, the Reidy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, is a broadcast television anchor and journalist with over 35 years of experience. He covered the White House and Congress, and anchored major ABC News broadcasts through 11 election cycles. He was anchor of World News with Charles Gibson from 2006 to 2009 and host of Good Morning America from 1987 to 1998 and 1999 to 2006. Gibson’s career spans from 1965 to 2009, with beginnings as the news director for Princeton University’s student-run radio station (WPRB), a radio producer for RKO and a reporter for local television stations. In 1975, he joined ABC News. He was ABC White House correspondent from 1976 to 1977, a general assignment reporter from 1977 to 1981 and House of Representatives correspondent from 1981 to 1987. Gibson was a correspondent and fill-in anchor for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and substitute anchor on the late-night hard and soft news programs Nightline and World News This Morning. His research will examine the political polarization in Congress and will identify the multiple causes for the current atmosphere of incivility.