The 30 Most Impactful TVNewsers of the Past 30 Years: George Stephanopoulos

By A.J. Katz 

To mark the 15th anniversary of TVNewser this month, Adweek honored the 30 Most Impactful TV Newsers of the Past 15 Years, spotlighting the personalities and execs who were instrumental in the industry’s incredible decade-and-a-half evolution. TVNewser is presenting expanded versions of each honoree’s interview

George Stephanopoulos

  • Job now: Anchor, Good Morning America and This Week With George Stephanopoulos, ABC; chief anchor, ABC News
  • Job 15 years ago: Host, This Week, ABC

Robin Roberts on what he brings to GMA: “He’s earnest, but what I really learned to appreciate about him is that what you see is not necessarily what you get. People feel that he is completely buttoned-up, or he’s this political expert. I have seen this man, when talking with his daughters, tears come to his eyes. When I was ill, the same thing. What I’ve learned is you can feel like you know somebody, but you really don’t. Especially in this political world that we’re in right now, [it’s great] to have someone like George sitting there to be our captain. We can’t get him to dance, but that’s OK!”