The Old Koppel Come Back

Market Watch: Former “Nightline” host Ted Koppel has signed a multi-year deal to produce programming for cable’s Discovery Channel, the network said Wednesday.Koppel, who built a storied 42-year career at ABC News before leaving the network last month, will be joined by veteran “Nightline” executive producer Tom Bettag and eight other former staffers of the program.
“The 10 of us are enormously excited to be at a place that wants nothing more than to produce the kind of television journalism that focuses on issues that matter to the largest number of people,” Koppel said in a statement. “We look forward to creating quality programming that provides the in-depth information for which Discovery Channel is known.”

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.