He is a British American broadcast journalist who is best known for his work as an anchor for Nightline. He is son to Alice Koppel, Edwin Koppel. When he was just 13 years old his family migrated to united states. His mother was a singer and pianist and his father was a tire factory owner. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Before he was taken in as a copyboy at WMCA Radio in New York, he used to work as a teacher. He has been the youngest anchor ever hired by ABC Radio News.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to a roman catholic girl. Until now there has been no report of any conflict and any extra marital affair from both of the couple which suggest that they are very faithful to each other and has been spending a successful and happy life. Together the couple is blessed with four children consisting two sons and two daughters. One of his son was found dead in New York due to over drinking.