Charles Gibson, co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America for almost 20 years, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Paul White Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. RTNDA will honor Gibson at a dinner on April 24, 2006, at [email protected] in Las Vegas. Gibson, who joined ABC News in 1975, also has […]
Charles Gibson, co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America for almost 20 years, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Paul White Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. RTNDA will honor Gibson at a dinner on April 24, 2006, at [email protected] in Las Vegas.
Gibson, who joined ABC News in 1975, also has been co-anchoring ABC World News Tonight with Elizabeth Vargas while Bob Woodruff recovers from his injuries.
“Charles Gibson brings tremendous experience and knowledge to his anchoring responsibilities,ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬? says Barbara Cochran, RTNDA president. “Whether it was anchoring the first hours of coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the funeral of Pope John Paul II or the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Charlie has guided viewers through the most challenging news stories with authority, calmness and valuable insight. As the longest-serving anchor of any network morning news program, he combines his zest for breaking news with a broad range of interests and warmth and compassion for those he interviews.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬?
Gibson began his broadcast career as a producer at RKO Network. He was a news director at WLVA-AM-TV Lynchburg, VA, before becoming an anchor and reporter at WJLA-TV (then WMAL-TV) in Washington. At ABC News, he has served as a longtime correspondent, covering Congress and the White House.
During his career, Gibson has covered numerous political conventions and presidential inaugurations. He has interviewed each of the last six U.S. presidents as well as leaders from around the globe. He moderated the October 2004 presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry, and covered the funeral of Pope John Paul II in April 2005, the latter winning a DuPont-Columbia Award.
Gibson is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was news director of WPRB-FM. In 1992, he was awarded the university’s John Maclean Fellowship. His work has also been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities with a National Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
RTNDA established the Paul White Award in 1956 to honor the broadcast news pioneer who served as the first news director at CBS. The award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Among the past recipients are Charles Osgood, Ted Koppel, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, Ed Bradley, Bob Schieffer, Jane Pauley, Pauline Frederick and Edward R. Murrow.