Jonathan David Karl Edit Profile
Karl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in 1990, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Vassar Spectator.
Karl is currently the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News. Karl began his career as a researcher and a reporter for The New Republic, continued as an investigative reporter for The New York Post, and became a Congressional correspondent for CNN before joining ABC News. He worked for ABC covering national political news, becoming Senior National Security correspondent in December 2005.
His current post is Chief White House Correspondent. Karl's writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, The Christian Science Monitor, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Karl has also written for "The Note", a political blog run by ABC News.
Karl is the author of The Right to Bear Arms: The Rise of America’s New Militias
In broadcast media, Karl has appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Nightline, Good Morning America, and World News with Diane Sawyer. Karl has also been a guest anchor for This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Karl became a controversial figure during May 2013, when he wrote an article that claimed to quote directly from an e-mail sent by a White House advisor.
It was later revealed that the quote was inaccurately given to Karl by an unnamed source, and that Karl had never seen the e-mail himself. Karl apologized for the error, and also for not having stated that the quote was from a detailed summary his source provided, rather than a direct quote from the e-mail.
Karl has interviewed public figures such as the Dalai Lama and Republican Senator Ted Cruz, and has contributed to various ABC News broadcasts, such as "Good Morning America" and "Nightline.".
White House press corps.
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