Ted Koppel

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Journalist, Host, and Anchor (1940)
Thu Dec 12 2019
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Edward James Martin Koppel is popularly known as Ted Koppel is a prominent American broadcast journalist. He rose to fame after anchoring for Nightline from 1980 to 2005 and also considered an outstanding serious-minded interviewer on American television. Similarly, he has also worked for ABC as a journalist and news anchor. 

The well-known journalist, Ted was born on 8 February 1940 in Nelson, Lancashire, England. His birth sign is Aquarius. Likewise, he belongs to the white ethnic background and holds an American nationality.

Married Life With Grace Anne Dorney Koppel

The 79 years old journalist, Ted is currently a married man. Koppel exchanged the wedding vows with his wife, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, on 17 May 1963. Likewise, their marriage ceremony was held privately between their close friends and families.

Ted and his wife grabbing onto Academy Award
Image: Ted and his wife, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel
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It's been 56 years of their marriage, and the two are living happily with their children and grandchildren. Not to mention, the senior citizens are entirely in love even in their old age. Back in his 60th birthday, Grace gave him a motorcycle as a gift. 

Three Daughters And A Son

The two are not only parents but has become grandparents as well. From their marital relationship, they share three daughters named Deirdre Koppel, Andrea Koppel, and Tara Koppel. Born on 27 November 1963, Andrea currently works as a communications strategist, and she is also a former TV journalist.

Ted and Andrea posing for a picture
Photo: Ted and one of his daughter, Andrea
Source: New York Post

Furthermore, the pair shared a son, Andrew Koppel, who was found dead in his Washington Heights apartment back in 2010. As per the New York Post, the day before his demise, he was drinking binge with a mysterious man whom he has just met.

For now, the aged-couple resides peacefully in Maryland, along with their three daughters and three grandchildren.

Net Worth Of Ted Koppel

Being a well-known journalist, he has earned a hefty amount of money from his 60 years long career in journalism and news sector. So, what is the exact sum of his fortune at present? Ted's net worth is estimated at around $30 Million as of 2019 which is similar to Keith Olbermann. Not to mention, the major portion of his wealth is aided from his successful career as a journalist.

The average income of a broadcast journalist in America is around $39,950 as of now. So, he might have earned wage over $80,000 per year back when he was at ABC. Further, he is also a host and anchor of Nightline TV show. Probably, he is earning a mind-boggling salary from it. 

House In Maryland

For now, he is living in his lavish house in Maryland, along with his wife and children. The couple bought this habitation in 1993 for $2.7 Million. The house has a beautiful view of Potomac River in Potomac. Just to let you know that they have also sued their neighbors to make their homes smaller than this.

Ted;s house in Maryland on sale
Picture: Ted's house in Maryland
Source: Top Ten Real Estate Deals

The luxurious mansion is spread on over 16 acres of land with 3000 feet of waterfront with Saint Inigroes Creek. Similarly, it consists of a pool, a boathouse, and a tennis court as well. Their house is currently in sale for $3.945 Million.

 

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