Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl is known as an American political journalist. He is most famous for his work at ABC News.

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Jonathan Karl was born on January 19, 1968, in McLean, Virginia. Growing up, Karl was passionate about history and journalism in school. His family moved to South Dakota where his parents taught him the histories of many of the workers who had helped Gutzon Borglum sculpt Mount Rushmore. Karl went on to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While attending college, Karl was the Editor-in-Chief of the school's Vassar Spectator.

Marriage, Wife

Jonathan Karl is happily married to his wife, Maria.


After graduating from college, Jonathan Karl became a reporter for The New Republic. He then moved on to work for the New York Post. He continued his career as a Congressional Correspondent for CNN. In 1995, Karl wrote and published a book called "The Right to Bear Arms: The Rise of America's New Militias". Karl went on to receive the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award in 2001. In January of 2003, Karl became the Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News. He went the world over with Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

Karl covered the State Department as well as national political news before being promoted to the Senior National Security Correspondent in December of 2005. He reported widely on the circumstance in Darfur, Sudan, visiting the war-torn nation multiple times in 2005, and procuring an Emmy nomination for his coverage. As ABC's senior political reporter, he was known for covering national political news, including presidential legislative issues and Congress. In his 15 years in Washington, Karl earned a notoriety for being a furious government guard dog for his forceful examinations of government squander.

His work is often published in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Karl became ABC's Chief White House Correspondent in December of 2012. He is the recipient of an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Karl has wide experience covering U.S. governmental issues, international strategy, and the military. He was named The Tyndall Report's most utilized journalist in 2017 with 374 minutes on-air which was more than any other network correspondent. He was raised for breaking stories on the Russian political election interfering probe and the Obamacare substitution. He is additionally one of only a handful of journalists to win the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for greatness in Washington related announcing in 2010 and in 2015.

Karl has reported on each significant beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the significant competitors in the 2016 political election, including the principal interview with Donald Trump and interviews with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders. He also scored an interview with the withdrawn extremely rich man, Charles Koch.

Karl has interviewed singer Elton John, Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper, Yankees incredible player Mariano Rivera, singer and actress Barbra Streisand, Pete Townshend of "The Who," actor George Clooney, baseball legend Ernie Banks, Yoko Ono, the Dalai Lama, Nation of Islam pioneer Louis Farrakhan, singer/songwriter James Taylor and other driving figures in sports and mainstream society.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 19 Jan, 1968
Age: 52 yrs
Occupations: Political journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
residence: McLean
Education: Vassar College
Gender: Male
Description: ABC News Chief White House Correspondent
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Last Modified: May 7 2020
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