Koppel Adds NPR, NY Times Column To His Plate

Jan 12, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Former “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel, who gave up one longtime job last November when he retired from ABC News, now has three new jobs. New York Times Editorial Page Editor Gail Collins said Thursday that Mr. Koppel will begin writing periodic op-ed columns for the paper starting Jan. 29, and National Public Radio announced he will join NPR in June as a senior news analyst.

“There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than The New York Times,” Mr. Koppel said in the Times announcement.

“I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming. It’s time to give something back,” Mr. Koppel said in the NPR announcement about his agreement to provide analysis, commentary and perspective about 50 times per year.

Last week, Mr. Koppel was named the Discovery Channel’s managing editor.