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Jonathan Karl

Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and Co-Anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos
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One of the most visible and trusted faces in broadcast news, Jonathan Karl is an award-winning journalist with deep experience covering U.S. politics, foreign policy, and the military.

Jonathan Karl is the Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and the co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Karl is the former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and served as the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News from December 2012 through the end of the Trump administration in January 2021. Before joining ABC News, he served as senior congressional correspondent and senior political correspondent for CNN. 

He is the author of the 2020 book Front Row at the Trump Show and the 2021 book Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show. Both books are New York Times bestsellers.

Karl has been awarded some of journalism’s most coveted honors, including the Walter Cronkite Award for National Individual Achievement and an Emmy® Award for his coverage of President Obama’s 2009 Inauguration. He was awarded the National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the highest honor for Congressional reporting. In 2021 he received the Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential News Coverage, and in 2022 the White House Correspondents’ Association recognized his coverage of the January 6th attack on the Capitol for Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure. Karl is also one of few journalists to win the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based reporting twice, in 2010 and 2015.

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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