Ted Koppel to become New York Times Op-Ed Columnist - BREAKING NEWS
by Joel Keller, posted Jan 12th 2006 12:46PM
Ted Koppel's post-ABC career is in full swing. First he and his old Nightline producer signed a deal with the Discovery Channel. Now comes word, via Rachel Sklar at Mediabistro's FishbowlNY blog, that Koppel will also become a contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. He joins the über-influential family of Times columnists that include Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, and Frank Rich, and his occasional contributions will start on January 29. It's starting to look like leaving ABC might have been the best thing that Koppel's ever done, isn't it?