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John Stossel Biography

Birth Name:
John F. Stossel
Profession
Anchor, reporter, TV host, author

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

Awards

    Relationships

    • Thomas P. Stossel -- Brother
    • Lauren Stossel -- Daughter
    • Max Stossel -- Son
    • Ellen Abrams -- Wife