George Stephanopoulos, ABC News
As chief Washington correspondent, Stephanopoulos oversees the network's coverage of Congress and reports on political and policy stories for all ABC News platforms, including "World News Tonight," "Nightline," "Good Morning America" and ABCNews.com.
During the 2008 primary election cycle, Stephanopoulos interviewed every major Republican and Democratic candidate, and conducted multiple interviews with Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. In August 2007 Stephanopoulos moderated separate debates for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in Des Moines, Ia., the only two Sunday morning debates of the primary cycle. Stephanopoulos also moderated a Democratic debate with ABC News' Charles Gibson in Philadelphia in April 2008.
Also in his role as anchor of "This Week," Stephanopoulos has interviewed President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Stephanopoulos also has interviewed Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, Libya's President Muammar Qaddafi and King Abdullah of Jordan, among others.
In the decade he has spent at ABC News, Stephanopoulos has played a pivotal role in the network's coverage of breaking news stories. In spring 2005, he reported from Rome and contributed to ABC News' duPont Award-winning coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II. Following the explosion of the Columbia shuttle, Stephanopoulos anchored a two-hour special edition of "This Week" on Feb. 2, 2003.And on Sept. 11, 2001, he was one of the first reporters on the scene at Ground Zero.
Prior to joining ABC News, Stephanopoulos served as President Bill Clinton's senior advisor for policy and strategy. He is the author of “All Too Human,” a No. 1 New York Times best-seller on President Clinton's first term and the 1992 and 1996 Clinton/Gore campaigns.
Stephanopoulos received his master's degree in theology at Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude in political science.