Let's look into the bio of Ted Koppel, a well-known personality also known by his nicknames, Teddy or Red Top. His family consists of five other members: his wife Grace Anne Koppel whom he married in 1963 and four children (three daughters and one son). He is 76 years of age and is very popular because of his deep and mellow voice.
Born in Lancashire, England on 8th February 1940, his full name is Edward James Martin Koppel, and he has a height of about 5 feet 4 inches. His mother was a singer/pianist, while his father was the owner of a tire factory. Both his parents were Jews immigrants from Germany, who escaped the Nazi rule. Though Koppel was born in the UK, he became a US citizen in 1963. Koppel speaks Russian, German, and French fluently. He attended and graduated from Syracuse University with a B.Sc. degree. After that, he received his M.A. degree from Stanford University in mass communications and political science. His academics must have been very good, which is why he is one of the fraternity members of the Pi Kappa Alpha.
In 1987, he was named the Broadcaster of the Year, and the list of awards won by him is a long one. With 25 Emmy Awards to his name, Koppel has also been given eight duPont-Columbia Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two George Polk Awards, nine Overseas Press Club Awards, five George Foster Peabody Awards, as well as one of the highest levels of honor conferred by Society of Professional Journalists. He is also a member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and all these accolades given to him go on to reflect the dedication he has for his work. He has also been given honorary degrees from famous universities, like John Hopkins University, Tufts University, Duke University, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina, including others.
Koppel has been active in journalism for over 40 years or so, and it is sure that he must have won many fans and followers in this long career. Even then, it is of utmost importance for every celebrity to create a virtual image and goodwill these days by interacting with their fans on social media. He must be inactive on social media since he has less than 100 followers on Twitter, and there is no sign of any Instagram account in his name. He also has a page on IMDB, and you could actually follow him on all of these websites to stay updated on what's happening in his personal as well as professional life.
A celebrity's success is to be measured by the lives they have touched and impacted on; still it is necessary to know how successful they have been, financially. His net worth is a whooping $15 million, and that is because he has been a part of the news and media business for many years.
Readers will be interested in knowing that on his 60th birthday, his wife presented him with a motorcycle. A perfect example of how love can keep the heart young despite their older age. His wife worked full-time as an attorney while they had just begun their professional careers, and as part of his deal, Koppel had to stay home all the time to take care of the household. Another thing that Koppel also enjoys is sailing.