June 1, 2010 — -- The son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel died in New York City early Monday morning.
Andrew Koppel, age 40, was declared dead around 1:30 a.m. Monday, New York Police Department Detective John Sweeney told the Associated Press. The cause of his death has not yet been determined, but no evidence indicated criminality, police said.
Ted Koppel and his wife Grace Anne Dorney Koppel released the following statement:
"Our son, Andrew, was a brilliant, caring man, whose loss we will mourn for the rest of our lives."Andrew Koppel was an attorney and a graduate of the Georgetown Law School. He lived in Queens with his girlfriend and young daughter.
He is the only son of Ted and Grace Anne Koppel's four children.
Ted Koppel was the anchor of Nightline from its inception in 1980 until 2005. Koppel worked as managing editor for the Discovery Channel before resigning in 2008. Koppel is currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio and BBC America.