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Charles Gibson Biography

Birth Name:
Charles Gibson
Birth Place:
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Newsanchor, TV host

Fast Facts

  • While attending Princeton, he served as news director for the campus radio station
  • First broadcasting job was as a producer for the Washington, D
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  • , bureau of RKO Radio Network
  • Played himself in the 2002 film The Rookie
  • In 2007, established an annual scholarship for students in need at Union College in Schenectady, NY; the scholarship is named after his father, Burdett Gibson
  • Comoderated a 2008 presidential debate
  • Began hosting ABC's World News in 2005; retired in 2009, and Diane Sawyer replaced him as the World News anchor


  • Burdett Gibson -- Father
  • Georgiana Gibson -- Mother
  • Arlene Gibson -- Wife