John Stossel



  • Birth Name: John F. Stossel
  • Birth Place: NA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/06/1947, Pisces
  • Profession: Anchor; reporter; TV host; author
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John Stossel Fast Facts:
  • First job after college was as a news researcher at KGW-TV in Portland, OR.
  • Worked as a consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York before joining ABC in 1981, serving as a consumer reporter for Good Morning America and 20/20.
  • Was struck by pro wrestler David Schultz during a 1984 20/20 interview after Stossel asked if pro wrestling was fake.
  • Was promoted to co-anchor of 20/20 in 2003; left ABC in 2009 to join Fox News.
  • Is the author of a 2004 autobiography, Give Me a Break, as well as Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity (2006).
  • In addition to numerous Emmys, has won George Polk and Peabody awards, as well as several National Press Club awards. 
  • Overcame stuttering early in his career and is an active supporter of the Stuttering Foundation of America.
  • John Stossel Relationships:
  • Ellen Abrams - Wife
  • Thomas P. Stossel - Brother
  • Max Stossel - Son
  • Lauren Stossel - Daughter
  • College:
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (BA in Psychology, 1969)

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