Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl
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Jonathan Karl is ABC News chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is also the President of the White House Correspondents'... Read More »
Jonathan Karl is ABC News chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is also the President of the White House Correspondents' Association and author of the forthcoming book "Front Row at the Trump Show" (March 2020). 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 the Walter Cronkite Award for National Individual Achievement and the National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the highest honor for Congressional reporting. He is also one of the few journalists to win the Radio and TV Correspondents' Association's Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based reporting twice, in 2010 and 2015. He won an Emmy® Award for coverage of the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Karl was named The Tyndall Report’s most used reporter in 2017 and 2018, logging more airtime than any other network reporter for the first two years of the Trump presidency. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and the State Department. He's reported from the White House under four presidents and more than a dozen press secretaries. Karl has covered seven presidential elections. During the 2016 cycle, he did the first network interview with Donald Trump, the first interview with Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate and a rare, exclusive interview with the reclusive billionaire Charles Koch. Prior to his current post, 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, Hall of Famer 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. « Read Less
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Former AG Jeff Sessions announces comeback bid for Alabama Senate seat
By Jonathan Karl, Kendall Karson and Quinn Scanlan
November 8, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Kendall Karson, Quinn Scanlan , ABC News
Top Democrats walk out of White House Syria meeting saying Trump insulted them
By Jonathan Karl, Avery Miller, John Parkinson and Mary Bruce
October 16, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Avery Miller, John Parkinson, Mary Bruce , ABC News
Conservatives defend Mulvaney, call for Trump to make him permanent chief of staff
By Jonathan Karl
October 24, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl , ABC News
Trump denies asking Barr to hold news conference clearing him on Ukraine call
By Jonathan Karl, Katherine Faulders and Alexander Mallin
November 7, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl, Katherine Faulders, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
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 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
Trump, ever the showman, delivers his greatest performance at DMZ: ANALYSIS
By Jonathan Karl
June 30, 2019 Story from Politics Jonathan Karl , 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
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