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Ted Koppel

Original anchor of the groundbreaking news program Nightline.

Ted Koppel ’60, H’82, original anchor of the groundbreaking ABC news program Nightline, and the recipient of every major television industry award, got his start in broadcasting as a student at Syracuse University’s public radio station, WAER. In his senior year, he served as WAER’s program director, and in 2012 was the first inductee into the station’s Hall of Fame. “The WAER Hall of Fame Award is the most valued award I have received,” said Koppel, whose career has earned him numerous Emmy, Peabody, and duPont-Columbia awards, as well as other honors.

Internationally recognized as the training ground for some of the nation’s—and the world’s—most accomplished journalists, Syracuse University is the alma mater of such notable newscasters as Contessa Brewer ’96, Jeff Glor ’97, Steve Kroft ’67, and Jeanne Moos ’76, to name just a few.