Monday, November 9, 2009

Retiring "World News" Anchor Charlie Gibson to address Chamber tomorrow.


Charlie Gibson, anchor of ABC's flagship broadcast "World News," will address the Greater Boston Chamber's Government Affairs Forum, tomorrow, November 10. Gibson announced in September that he will retire from ABC News at the end of 2009.

Gibson has served well as ABC's principal anchor for breaking news, election coverage, and special events. With more than 40 years of experience, 33 of those at ABC News, he is one of the most distinguished journalists in television.

Since being named anchor of ABC’s "World News" in May 2006, Gibson reported from around the country and the world. During the 2008 election cycle, he covered the pivotal primaries and caucuses, moderated several presidential debates, covered both the Democratic and Republican conventions, and interviewed numerous Presidential candidates.

Before being named anchor of "World News," Gibson was co-anchor of "Good Morning America” (GMA). He returned to GMA to re-launch the broadcast with Diane Sawyer on January 18, 1999. At GMA, Gibson reported on many of the pivotal events that have shaped our world. Anchoring the morning broadcast on September 11, 2001, Gibson, along with Sawyer, began the network's award-winning coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Gibson has interviewed each of the last seven American presidents, as well as leaders from around the globe, including Kofi Annan, Tony Blair, the late Yasir Arafat, and Nelson Mandela. Gibson also served as chief correspondent at the House of Representatives for ABC News from 1981 to 1987. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was news director for the University's radio station, WPRB-FM.

Click here to register for the event tomorrow.

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