Jonathan Karl Biography

  • Jonathan Karl

    Quick Facts Of Jonathan Karl

    Celebrated NameJonathan Karl
    Age51 Years
    Nick NameJohn
    Birth NameJonathan David Karl
    Birth Date1968-01-19
    ProfessionChief White House Correspondent for ABC News
    Birth NationUnited States
    BrothersAlan Karl
    Best Known ForJournalist covering almost every major beat in Washington, D.C
    College / UniversityVassar College
    Marital StatusMarried
    SpouseMaria Karl
    DaughterEmily Karl and Anna Karl
    Net Worth$11 million
    Salary $106 thousand
    Height5ft. 8inch.(1.73m)
    Hair ColorBlonde
    Eye ColorBlue
    Body Build/TypeAverage
    Sexual OrientationStraight
    ResidenceMcLean, Virginia

  • Jonathan Karl is an American political journalist who has been involved in covering almost every major beat in Washington, D.C., since a long time. Karl has reported from more than 30 nations worldwide and has contributed to various ABC News programs including “Good Morning America” and “Nightline”.

    Karl has been posted as the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News since December 2012. Karl has also received the 2011 “Joan Shorenstein Barone Award” for his excellence in reporting. 

    What is Jonathan Karl Famous for?

    • Famous as the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News. 

    Jonathan Karl Career


    When and Where was Jonathan Karl Born?

    Jonathan Karl was born on January 19, 1968, in the United States. His birth name is Jonathan David Karl. His nationality is American. Karl belongs to White ethnicity while Capricon is his zodiac sign. 

    Jonathan Karl was raised in his hometown along with his brother named Alan Karl. Jonathan always had a keen interest in history and journalism since his childhood. His parents were always there to support his dream to be a journalist.

    Jonathan when was in his teenage, his parents moved to South Dacota where they worked and contributed on several oral history testimonies for employees that helped Gutzon Borglum to construct Mount Rushmore.

    Karl attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and graduated in 1990 from the reputed institution, Phi Beta Kappa. Karl was also the Editor-in-Chief of the “Vassar Spectator”.

    When Did Jonathan Karl Start His Professional Career?

    • Jonathan Karl started his professional career as a researcher and reporter for “The New Republic”, an American magazine.
    • Karl continued working as an investigative reporter for the “New York Post” from 1994 till 1996.
    • Karl also worked as a congressional correspondent for CNN for eight long years since 1996.
    • During his 15 years in Washington, Karl earned himself to respect and a personality for his aggressive investigations of government waste as a fierce government watchdog.
    • Later in January 2003, Karl joined the ABC News as the Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent covering the State Department.
    • Karl kept on working for ABC News covering almost all national political news and traveling around the world with Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
    • Karl was posted as Senior National Security Correspondent in ABC News in December 2005.
    • Karl has reported extensively on the situation in Sudan in 2005 visiting the war-torn country three times.
    • Throughout his career, he has interviewed several personalities including Elton John, Bryce Harper, Yankees great Mariano Rivera, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Ernie Banks, Yoko Ono, and many others. 
    • His writings have been published in “The Wall Street Journal”, “The Weekly Standard”, “The New Republic”, “Reason”, “The Christian Science Monitor”, and the “San Francisco Chronicle”.
    • He even wrote for a political blog, “The Note” run by ABC News.
    • Besides, he has appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, “Nightline”, “Good Morning America”, and “World News”.
    • Currently, Karl serves as the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News in Washington, D.C., since December 2012.

    Jonathan Karl Journalist


    Who is Jonathan Karl Married?

    The well-known journalist, Jonathan Karl is a married man. Karl is married to his wife, Maria Karl. The couple together has two daughters: Emily Karl and Anna Karl. Currently, Karl is living with his family in a lavish house in McLean, Virginia.

    What is the Net Worth of Jonathan Karl?

    Jonathan Karl has a well earning through his career as a journalist and as the chief post in ABC news. Considering all the hard works and time that Karl has put on his career, he has managed to amass a great fortune of the amount in million dollars through his several coverings and reportings all over the world. 

    Karl enjoys his fortune which is estimated to be $11 million. 

    Jonathan makes an average salary of $106K through his job at the ABC news or maybe more than that as he recently got elected to be the president of WHCA for the year 2019 and 2020.

    With the fortune in million dollars, Karl has managed to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. 

    How tall is Jonathan Karl?

    The 51 years old popular journalist, Jonathan Karl has an average body physique. Karl stands tall with a height of 5ft. 8inch. Karl has a fair complexion with blue eyes and blonde hair. 

  • Did You Know?

    • Karl was the Editor-in-Chief of the “Vassar Spectator”.
    • He even wrote for a political blog, “The Note” run by ABC News.
    • His parents had a fascination with investigating historic buildings and they even helped Gutzon Borglum to construct Mount Rushmore.

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