Gibson once auditioned for the position of anchor at the local WMAL station. He was told that he was too preppy to make it on television and was sent to the station's radio outlet instead.
In 1992, Charles Gibson received the John Maclean Fellowship award. This honor is given to alumni of Princeton University who have made major contributions to the people of America.
Gibson is an avid reader; he enjoys reading the work of John Irving, James Michener and John Updike. He also enjoys the work of poet, Maya Angelou.
In 1966, Gibson gained his first job in broadcasting as a producer for RKO Network in Washington.
Gibson was awarded the prestigious Paul White Award in April 2006.
Charles Gibson had the honor of serving as chief correspondent at the House of Representatives for ABC News from 1981 to 1987.
Charlie appears in the Disney film The Rookie anchoring World News Tonight, and introduces a package about Jim Morris, the main character of the film.
Gibson is a huge Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles fan.
Mr. Gibson was the first morning anchor to report from inside the CIA headquarters.
Charlie was chosen to moderate the 90-minute town-hall style debate between George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry. The debate was watched by 47 million people.
Mr. Gibson has interviewed several leaders from around the world including, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair and the late Yasir Arafat.
Charles Gibson respects Brit Hume, a Fox News Channel anchor, who used to be Gibson's colleague on ABC.
Charles Gibson became a grandfather on May 14, 2006, when his daughter gave birth.
Charles Gibson was anchor for both Good Morning Americas.
Charles Gibson became sole anchor of World News Tonight on May 26, 2006.
Charles Gibson earned his BA from Princeton University in 1965.
Charles and Arlene Gibson have two daughters, Jessica and Katherine.
Charles Gibson has worked with ABC News since the 1970s.