FORMER ABC News anchor, Charlie Gibson, announced he is coming out of retirement to host a podcast alongside his daughter.
Gibson retired from his position at ABC News in 2009 بعد 35 years with the station.
Who is Charlie Gibson?
Charlie Gibson, 85, is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist who spent 35 years on ABC News as the anchor for Good Morning America and World News Tonight.
Over the course of his career, Gibson worked as the White House correspondent and the Congressional correspondent for the station.
Before he embarked on a long and prolific career, Gibson attended Princeton University, and admitted at a public speaking event at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum في 2010, that he hated the school.
Gibson said he had begun exchanging letters to his parents when he accidentally wrote the wrong address, and instead of going to his parents, his letter went to the White House.
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Gibson said in his letter he wrote, “I’m miserable here. I don’t like it. I don’t know why I came here.
“There are no girls. There’s nobody to date. There are just my roommates, and they’re sort of scrungy. I’m failing economics.”
To his surprise, Gibson said then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s social secretary Letitia Baldrige responded.
She wrote that then-President John F. كينيدي and his wife had read his letter and offered up their sympathies to his misfortunes at Princeton.
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“… We are so sorry that you’re having the difficulties that you’re encountering at Princeton. The President remembers the few weeks he spent on the Princeton campus when he enrolled there and can share your unhappiness,” Gibson said the letter read.
He was advised to consider moving to Harvard, with the letter adding that Mr. Kennedy said, “… if you want to think about Harvard, maybe you ought to give it some consideration.
“He was much happier once he got there.”
Gibson did go on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in history in 1965 from Princeton and in 2017 he received the Woodrow Wilson Award from the university.
What did he achieve in his career and when did he retire?
Gibson joined ABC News in 1975 as a general assignment reporter and worked his way up to co-host Good Morning America in 1987 and became the host of World News in 2006.
His tenure at the station allowed him to cover hard-hitting and sometimes devastating news including the 9/11 terrorist attack and the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster.
He won an Emmy Award for his coverage and Primetime Thursday investigation of the space shuttle, titled Columbia Final Mission, في 2004.
في 2008, Gibson won an Emmy Award for his ABC World News segment, العراق: Where Things Stand, and an additional two awards for his segment, California Burning.
Gibson received his final Emmy in 2010 for his coverage of the 2009 inauguration of then-President Barack Obama.
He announced he would be retiring in 2009 and in an email to his staff.
بالنسبة الى حروف أخبار, Gibson wrote, “It has not been an easy decision to make. This has been my professional home for almost 35 سنوات.
And I love this news department and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul.”
Three years after his retirement, في 2012, Gibson was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
Is Charlie Gibson coming out of retirement?
Gibson is stepping back into the journalistic limelight after announcing he is coming out of retirement to start a podcast with his daughter, كيت.
Their new podcast, titled The Book Case, will host authors, will feature local independent bookstores, and will provide listeners with book recommendations.
“Choosing your next book is an investment of 10 أو 12 hours or even longer. No small deal,” Gibson told هوليوود ريبورتر.
“We want to build a solid core of listeners who not only come to trust our recommendations of writers and their books, but also learn more about how the gift of good writing engages readers and book clubs and is worth that investment of time.”
The Book Case is available on all major audio platforms starting May 2 and will be featured on the Good Morning America channel on Apple podcasts.
“We’re so happy to welcome Charlie back home to ABC News,” director and executive producer for ABC Audio, Liz Alesse told the outlet.
هي اضافت, “This podcast is really a labor of love for him and Kate, and it fits beautifully into our growing library of lifestyle and culture shows.”