Charles -Charlie- Gibson was born on 9th March 1943 in Evanston, Illinois but grew up in Washington D.C. He attended the Sidwell Friends School, a private school in Washington. He graduated from Princeton University in 1965. It was in Princeton where he was news director for WPRB-FM, the university radio station. He is married to Arlene Gibson who has recently retired as head of school at The Spence School in New York City. Together they have two daughters Jessica and Katherine. Charles Gibson ended his three and a half decade career at ABC News in 2009. He was a television anchor and a journalist.
Gibson's Career started in 1965 when he was the news director of Princeton's University's student radio station WPRB-FM. He then joined the RKO General in 1966 as a producer and later worked as a reporter and anchor for WLVA (now WSET), a television station in Virginia. In 1970, he joined WMAL-TV (now WJLA) television, a network affiliate of ABC, in Washington. In 1974, he moved to the syndicated news service Television News, Inc (TVN), where he extensively covered the Watergate scandal investigations and the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Career At ABC News
Gibson joined ABC News in 1975 where he started working as a general assignment reporter and correspondent from Washington D.C. He was also the House of Representatives correspondent from 1981 to 1977. His career as an anchor, started as a fill-in anchor for the World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. He was also the substitute anchor of the late night program Nightline. In 1987, Gibson became a co-anchor of Good Morning America. This was the most watched morning show on American television from 1985 to 1995. The show began losing viewers when he was replaced with Kevin Newman in 1998.
After many sixes and sevens at ABC from 2005 to 2006, Gibson was eventually named the sole anchor of World News Tonight on May 29th 2006.
Gibson's career spanned from 1965 to 2009. He has been awarded numerous awards and honors including the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in 2008 by the Quinnipiac University.
His remarkable career is adequately portrayed by his stunning efforts in providing real time information and breaking news as well hosting key world figures including President Obama and cooking with Julia Child. He has also reported news from the Vatican and anchoring the 2008 election night coverage.