Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl
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Jonathan Karl was named ABC News Chief White House Correspondent in December 2012. He regularly contributes to all broadcasts, including "Good Morning America," "World News... Read More »
Jonathan Karl was named ABC News Chief White House Correspondent in December 2012. He regularly contributes to all broadcasts, including "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir," and "Nightline." In addition, he hosts a weekly podcast "Powerhouse Politics" and the digital video series “This Week in History.” Karl has broad experience covering U.S. politics, foreign policy and the military, and has reported from more than 30 countries. His reporting drives news cycles and has been recognized with some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including being one of the few journalists to win the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based reporting twice, in 2010 and 2015, the 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for National Individual Achievement, and an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. In 2001 he won the National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the highest honor for Congressional reporting. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. Karl covered all the major candidates in the 2016 election, including the first interview with Donald Trump of the 2016 election cycle, and interviews with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders who knocked on Karl’s head for good luck, and a very rare, exclusive interview with the reclusive billionaire Charles Koch. A regular contributor to "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Karl also serves as a guest anchor for the program. Prior to his current post at the White House, Karl served as ABC's Senior Political Correspondent, covering national political news, including presidential politics and Congress. In his 15 years in Washington, Karl earned a reputation as a fierce government watchdog for his aggressive investigations of government waste. Karl joined ABC News in January 2003 as the network's Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent covering the State Department. He traveled around the world with Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. In December 2005 Karl was named Senior National Security correspondent. He reported extensively on the situation in Darfur, Sudan, visiting the war-torn country three times in 2005, and earning an Emmy nomination for his reporting. Karl has interviewed singer Elton John, Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper, Yankees great 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 leader Louis Farrakhan, singer/songwriter James Taylor and other leading figures in sports and popular culture. Before joining ABC News, he served as a congressional correspondent for CNN. Karl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he was editor-in-chief of The Vassar Spectator. « Read Less
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Trump announces he'll nominate William Barr as next attorney general
By Katherine Faulders, Jonathan Karl and Trish Turner
December 7, 2018 Story from Politics Katherine Faulders, Jonathan Karl, Trish Turner , ABC News
Rosenstein expected to depart DOJ in coming weeks
By Pierre Thomas, Jonathan Karl, John Santucci and Mike Levine
January 9, 2019 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Jonathan Karl, John Santucci, Mike Levine , ABC News
Trump, ever the showman, delivers his greatest performance at DMZ: ANALYSIS
By Jonathan Karl
June 30, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl , ABC News
Rod Rosenstein, Trump's embattled deputy attorney general, to meet with president on Thursday
By Mike Levine, Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas, JOHN SANTUCCI and Katherine Faulders
September 24, 2018 Story from Politics Mike Levine, Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas, John Santucci, Katherine Faulders , ABC News
Trump preparing two State of the Union speeches for different audiences: Sources
By Katherine Faulders, Jonathan Karl and John Santucci
January 22, 2019 Story from Politics Katherine Faulders, Jonathan Karl, John Santucci , ABC News
Trump will sign border bill, McConnell says, and declare national emergency
By John Parkinson, Benjamin Siegel and Jonathan Karl
February 15, 2019 Story from Politics John Parkinson, Benjamin Siegel, Jonathan Karl , ABC News
National emergency will be blocked by courts temporarily, DOJ warns White House
By Jonathan Karl and Katherine Faulders
February 15, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Katherine Faulders , ABC News
Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave at the end of the year
By John Santucci, Jonathan Karl, Devin Dwyer, Katherine Faulders and Meridith McGraw
December 8, 2018 Story from Politics John Santucci, Jonathan Karl, Devin Dwyer, Katherine Faulders, Meridith McGraw , ABC News
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once suggested recording Trump, removing him via 25th Amendment: Sources
By Jonathan Karl, Mike Levine, JOHN SANTUCCI and Pierre Thomas
September 23, 2018 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Mike Levine, John Santucci, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
Trump defends military presence on border and says 'I do try' to tell the truth
By Jonathan Karl, Devin Dwyer and Meghan Keneally
November 1, 2018 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Devin Dwyer, Meghan Keneally , ABC News
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