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Jonathan Karl

Chief Washington and White House correspondent for ABC News
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Go behind the scenes at the nation's capital with award-winning journalist Jonathan Karl, who shares an insider’s look at the political landscape and insights from his years covering domestic, foreign and military affairs.

One of the most visible and trusted faces in broadcast journalism, Jonathan is an award-winning political reporter who has covered Congress and the White House, including four presidential elections. In addition to his role as chief White House correspondent for ABC News, he contributes to Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline. He also hosts the weekly podcast Powerhouse Politics and digital video series This Week in History.

Among his many journalistic honors are an Emmy for his coverage of President Obama’s first Inauguration, the National Press Foundation's 2001 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award – the highest honor for Congressional reporting; he is also one of few journalists to win the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based reporting twice. His best-selling book, Front Row at the Trump Show, reveals essential reporting and surprising insights on his coverage of the Trump White House. Jonathan's latest book, Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, released November 2021, focuses on the aftermath of the election and the events that followed Donald Trump's leaving the White House.

With behind-the-scenes-moments gathered from countless interviews with world leaders and on-the-ground coverage from Capitol Hill, the White House and the Pentagon, Jonathan illuminates what goes on in the corridors of power in the U.S. and abroad. His deep credibility, extensive news experience, and political knowledge of foreign policy, national politics, and current events help audiences understand America's ever-changing political landscape.

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