Ted Koppel

Edward James Martin Koppel is a American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline, from the program's inception. Before Nightline, he spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist and news anchor for ABC. After becoming host of Nightline, he was regarded as one of the most outstanding of the serious-minded interviewers on American television. Five years after its 1980 debut, the show had a nightly audience of about 7.5 million viewers.