Jonathan Karl Biography
Jonathan Karl is an Emmy Award-winning political journalist from the United States working as the ABC News chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is also the President of the Association of White House Correspondents and the author of Front Row at the Trump Show. Karl has vast expertise in U.S. politics, foreign affairs, and the military, with more than 30 countries publishing.
How old is Jonathan Karl? -Age
The ABC News correspondent is 52 years old as of January 19, 2020. He was born in 1968 in the United States of America.
Who is Jonathan Karl married to? -Wife
Karl is married to Maria Karl, who studied at Northwestern. The couple has two daughters; Emily Karl and Anna Karl.
Jonathan Karl Career
Karl has vast expertise in U.S. politics, foreign affairs, and the military, with more than 30 countries publishing. His reporting fuels news cycles and has been honored in journalism with some of the most prestigious awards, including the Walter Cronkite Award for National Individual Accomplishment and the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award of the National Press Foundation, the highest recognition for reporting in Congress. He is also one of the few journalists to receive the Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize for excellence in Washington-based reporting twice, in 2010 and 2015, from the Radio and TV Correspondents’ Association. He received an Emmy Award for coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration. In 2017 and 2018, Karl was named The Tyndall Report’s most used reporter, logging more airtime over the first two years of the Trump presidency than any other network reporter.
In Washington, Karl covered every big beat, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Four presidents and more than a hundred press secretaries have reported from the White House. Seven presidential elections have been covered by Karl. He did the first network interview with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, the first interview as a presidential candidate with Bernie Sanders, and a special, exclusive interview with reclusive billionaire Charles Koch. Karl worked as the senior political reporter for ABC previous to his current post, covering national political coverage, including presidential affairs and Congress. Karl gained a reputation as a fierce government investigator for his vigorous reviews into government corruption in his 15 years in Washington. In January 2003, Karl joined ABC News as senior international affairs reporter of the network covering the State Department.
With State Secretaries Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, he traveled around the world. Karl was appointed senior national security correspondent in December 2005. He widely wrote on the situation in Darfur, Sudan, visited the war-torn country three times in 2005 and was nominated for an Emmy for his work. Singer Elton John, Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, singer and actress Barbra Streisand, The Who’s Pete Townshend, actor George Clooney, baseball hero Ernie Banks, Yoko Ono, the Dalai Lama, chief Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, singer/songwriter James Taylor and other leading personalities in sports and popular culture were interviewed by Karl. He worked as a congressional reporter for CNN before joining ABC News. Karl graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie with Phi Beta Kappa.
How Much does Jonathan Karl Earn? – Net Worth
Jonathan has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he has earned from his career as a political journalist. He earns an average salary of $106K.
Jonathan Karl Book
His book Front Row at the Trump Show was published in 2020. Throughout the book, on Inauguration Day, he spoke about Trump’s White House in a high-powered reelection effort poised to change the trajectory of the world. He speaks of an administration that rewrites the president’s position on the run and a never-more-vital press corps. This novel, above all, is only possible because of Donald Trump’s remarkably accessible friendship with Jonathan Karl, a reporter whom he admired, fought, and labeled as an enemy of the people.