President Biden will give his first interview after the first presidential debate. Meet the interviewer: George Stephanopoulos.

After President Joe Biden’s much-criticized performance in the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, the incumbent will give his first interview to convince voters that he is up to the task of leading the country.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will conduct the interview, the first part of which will air on the network Friday night.

Stephanopoulos currently co-hosts “Good Morning America” and hosts his own show, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” on Sunday mornings on ABC, which includes in-depth interviews with politicians and analysis of current events.

Meet George Stephanopoulos, who will interview Biden.

Born on February 10, 1961 in Fall River, Massachusetts, George Robert Stephanopoulos graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1982 and then received a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he earned an M.A. in Theology.

Before embarking on a career in journalism, Stephanopoulos established a career in politics. He worked on several political campaigns and served as an aide to various politicians before becoming widely recognized for his role as a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton.

Stephanopoulos was one of the key strategists during Clinton’s 1992 presidential bid. After Clinton assumed the presidency, the advisor served first as White House Communications Director and then as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy.

When his stint in the White House ended, Stephanopoulos switched careers and became a reporter for ABC News in 1997. 

From politics to journalism

The 63-year-old has hosted his one-man show “This Week” since 2002 and has hosted “Good Morning America” since 2009. He was also appointed by the network as chief anchor of ABC News, a position in which he leads the network’s coverage of breaking news and major events.

Stephanopoulos’ background in politics, both academically and through his experience, gives him a deeper perspective in his reporting and analysis. His political knowledge helps bridge the gap between political pundits and the general public. 

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