Ted Koppel Net Worth

Ted Koppel Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Edward James Martin Koppel net worth is
$15 Million

Edward James Martin Koppel Wiki Biography

Born Edward James Martin Koppel on the 8th February 1940, in Nelson, Lancashire England, he is a broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor of the news show “Nightline” from 1981 until 2005. Apart from this work, Ted has also contributed to the Discovery Channel, serving as its editor and managing director from 2006 until 2009. His career has been active since the early 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ted Koppel is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ted Koppel`s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career in television.

Ted Koppel Net Worth $15 Million

Ted is of German ancestry, an only son to parents who escaped from Hitler`s reign to England, when he had grown older, the whole family moved to the USA. After high school, Ted enrolled at Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, and continued his education at Stanford University with a Master of Arts degree in mass communications research and political science.

Ted`s professional career began in the early 1960s, working as a copyboy for the WMCA radio, however, in 1963 he was appointed as a correspondent for the ABC Radio News, and became the youngest ever correspondent in the company. Little by little, his career moved forward, and in 1966 he became the war correspondent for ABC Television. While in that position, Ted covered the Vietnam War, but after two years he returned to the USA, where he commentated on Nixon`s presidential campaign, and then later became Hong Kong bureau chief, followed by US State Department correspondent, building his net worth steadily.

After that he went to China, as a part of President Nixon`s visit to the country, and in the early 1980s became the host of the news show “Nightline”, created by Roone Alredge. He was the host of the program for the next 25 years until 2005, when he decided to leave the ABC network. During that time, Ted`s net worth increased by a large margin. While the host of the show, Ted researched and included numerous topics, such as science, politics, education, economics and many others, all of which helped increase the show`s popularity, and Ted`s net worth, as his salary increased every year.

He left the show in 2005, and since then has held several positions, collaborating with other stations including BBC News, Discovery Channel and CBS.

Ted worked as a reporter for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, and also served as correspondent for the Rock Center, until the show was canceled. Furthermore, he worked as an analyst for the BBC World News America, and most recently has been the part of CBS Sunday Morning, as a special contributor, which also added a considerable amount to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Ted Koppel has been married to Grace Anne Dorney since 1963, with whom he had four children; his son died in 2010.

Full NameTed Koppel
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1940
Place Of BirthNelson, United Kingdom
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionProducer, Actor, Writer, Broadcaster
EducationStanford University, Syracuse University
NationalityAmerican, British
SpouseGrace Anne Dorney Koppel
ChildrenAndrea Koppel, Andrew Koppel, Tara Koppel, Deirdre Koppel
ParentsAlice Koppel, Edwin Koppel
AwardsPeabody Award, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Programs, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, TCA Awa...
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine, News ...
MoviesIran, The most Dangerous Nation?
TV ShowsNightline, Koppel on Discovery, 45/85
1His deep smooth mellow voice.
1Peter [Jennings] was famously attracted to women. Even so, he only married four of them.
2I have the necessary lack of tact. [on interviewing guests on Nightline, 1984]
3"I think we're glazing eyes all across America" [Interrupting a long-winded guest, ABC News Nightline (1980), 13 Feb 1987].
4(Reflecting on ABC's almost succeeding in taking ABC News Nightline (1980) off the air in 2002:) "There's nothing more invigorating in life than getting shot at and missed" (tho he misquoted Churchill who used the final phrase "shot at without result").
5When asked if he is narcissistic: "No, I'm too ugly to be narcissistic." The Wall Street Journal describes him as "the pre-eminent TV interviewer in America", while The Los Angeles Times refers to him as "the undisputed reigning lion of tough TV interview journalism."
1Release of his book, "Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public". [2000]
2NBC News special correspondent [2011].
3Father of Andrea Koppel.
4His father Erwin owned a tire factory, mother Alice was a singer and pianist.
5Wife, Grace Anne Koppel, is an attorney, who worked full-time while Koppel held fast to his agreement to stay at home as a full-time dad early in their careers.
6He speaks fluent German, Russian and French.
7His parents were Jews living in Germany in the 1930s. They emigrated to England to escape from the Nazis.
8Enjoys sailing
9Most prized possession is his family Torah
10Favorite author is Patrick O'Brian.
11Became a U. S. citizen in 1963
12Has BS degree from Syracuse University and an MA in mass communications research and political science from Stanford University
13Moved to the US when he was 13
14Cowrote book: In the National Interest
15Anchored The ABC Saturday Night News from 1975-7
16From 1971 to 1980, was ABC News' Chief Diplomatic Correspondent
17He has received honorary degrees from Syracuse University, Colgate University, The University of South Carolina, American University, New England School of Law, Fairfield University, Middlebury College, Georgetown School of Law, Dartmouth College, Knox College, Howard University, Duke University, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Johns Hopkins University and Catholic University.
18Member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame
19Named Broadcaster of the Year in 1987
20Winner of 25 Emmy Awards, five George Foster Peabody Awards, eight duPont-Columbia Awards, nine Overseas Press Club Awards, two George Polk Awards, and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, the highest honor bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional Journalists.
21Has 3 daughters and 1 son: Deirdre, Andrew, Tara and Andrea Koppel, also a TV news-person, who covers the State Dept for CNN.
22His wife gave him a motorcycle for his 60th birthday.


Koppel on Discovery2006TV Series executive producer
ABC News Nightline1994TV Series managing editor - 1 episode
The 21st Century: World Without Walls?1990TV Movie executive producer


Romania: Death of a Dictator1990TV Movie documentary
45/851985TV Movie documentary


ABC News Nightline in Primetime: Brave New World1998TV Series

Editorial Department

Frontline2001TV Series documentary managing editor - 1 episode


Frontline1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


CBS News Sunday Morning2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Meet the Press2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist / Himself - Special Correspondent / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2002-2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Herblock: The Black & the White2013DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHimself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Correspondent
Today2011TV SeriesHimself
Koppel/Langella: One on One2011TV MovieHimself
The Rachel Maddow Show2010TV SeriesHimself
U.S. 20102010TV MovieHimself - Contributing Analyst
Redemption of the Welfare Queen2009DocumentaryHimself (voice)
US Election Night2008TV MovieHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
IFC News: 2008 Uncut2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Tim Russert: Newhouse Mirror Awards2008Video shortHimself
Larry King Live1994-2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself
BBC World News America2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Correspondent
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 902007TV Movie documentary
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2007TV SeriesHimself
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
Koppel on Discovery2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2005TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Primetime1989-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host, Nightline (segment "American Hostages")
ABC News Nightline1981-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Anchor / ...
Hardball with Chris Matthews2005TV SeriesHimself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself
Without Fear or Favor: The Best in Broadcast Journalism2004TV Special documentaryHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2004TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
Deadline Iraq: Uncensored Stories of the War2003DocumentaryHimself - Anchor, ABC
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Television in America: An Autobiography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Nightline Up Close2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
Breaking the News2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Goldrush-Dot-Com2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host / Narrator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Crime and Punishment1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1993TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close Primetime1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
This Reporter1990TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Governor's Award
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The 21st Century: World Without Walls?1990TV MovieHimself - Moderator
Romania: Death of a Dictator1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHimself
The World Is Watching1988DocumentaryHimself (reports on Arias peace plan)
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
45/851985TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC Notebook1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
ABC News: The Crisis Game1983TV Movie documentaryHost
America Held Hostage1979TV SeriesHost
Dinner at Howard K. Smith's1970TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - ABC News / Himself - Nightline
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown2015DocumentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - ABC News
The O'Reilly Factor2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself - Nightline Host
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself - ABC News
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Call It Democracy2005DocumentaryHimself - ABC News
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux2002Himself (uncredited)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Newscaster
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dark Days at the White House: The Watergate Scandal and the Resignation of President Richard M. Nixon1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roger & Me1989DocumentaryHimself
Koyaanisqatsi1982DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2007Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & Documentary Emmy Awards
2004EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a News MagazineABC News Nightline (1980)
2004Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFactual NarrativeABC News Nightline (1980)
1999EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Investigative Journalism - ProgramsABC News Nightline (1980)
1999EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story - ProgramsABC News Nightline (1980)
1987EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story - ProgramsABC News Nightline (1980)
1986TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in News and InformationABC News Nightline (1980)
1985Personal AwardPeabody Awards
1985TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in News and InformationABC News Nightline (1980)

Nominated Awards

2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News MagazinePrimetime Live (1989)
1999EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational or Cultural Programming - ProgramsABC News Nightline (1980)
1999EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story - ProgramsABC News Nightline (1980)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsSpecial Classification of Program AchievementABC Notebook (1985)
1987Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards

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