Charles Gibson is an American journalist.
Gibson is best known as co-anchor of “Good Morning America” on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19 years. On May 29, 2006, Gibson became the sole anchor of “ABC World News Tonight”, later renamed “World News with Charles Gibson”.
Gibson joined the RKO Radio Network in 1966 as a producer, but then switched gears and joined the Coast Guard and worked as a reporter and anchor for WLVA-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia as one of five employees. He then moved to WMAL-TV (now WJLA) in 1970, and took a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1973 before joining ABC in 1975.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Gibson covered the House of Representatives and the White House for ABC News. Prior to anchoring ABC’s morning show, Gibson worked as a reporter for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings”. He sometimes co-anchored “World News” when Peter Jennings was reporting on location. He also occasionally substituted for Ted Koppel on “Nightline”. On October 8, 2004, he moderated the second presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry.