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Ted Koppel to become New York Times Op-Ed Columnist - BREAKING NEWS

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 12th 2006 12:46PM
Ted Koppel to become a New York Times columnistTed 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?

[via FishbowlNY]

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leo sedillos

ted koppel, I've watch nightline for over 20 years and you only disappointed me once, you were going to report on the Pope when he went to Cuba but then President Clinton's scandel broke but thank you for all those years but now nightline is like watching the evening news, what a shame, you did a great job and I will miss you and your nightline, I guess I'll just go to bed early now. yours truly Leo J. Sedillos!hope to hear from you!

January 27 2006 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BillP.

Do you know anyone that cares?

January 12 2006 at 10:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sy

He means uber influential as in liberal leaning columnists ...all three have very far left leaning opinions. The only person with any semblance of moderation is Thomas Friedman.

January 12 2006 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel Keller

They're *not* influential? It's like with Howard Stern; even the people who hate them quote them, just to refute what they say point-by-point. I would say the same thing about Robert Novak, Charles Krauthammer, and -- as the comments here have shown -- Bill O'Reilly (who is on TV, yes, but has a newspaper column, as well).

January 12 2006 at 2:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Morgan at Spot Cost

I guess I never knew what uber meant if that crew is uber-influential. Wow.

How many people joined their TimesSelect that weren't doing it for the laughs, anyway? And you forgot the most uber-intelligent of them all, uber-economist Paul Krugman.

January 12 2006 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Keller

'He joins the ber-influential family of Times columnists that include Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, and Frank Rich'

They forgot to add Joel Keller to that list. :)

January 12 2006 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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