George Stephanopoulos Wiki – George Stephanopoulos Biography
George Stephanopoulos has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. He announced the news during Monday’s Good Morning America, and according to the news anchor, it was “no surprise” that he tested positive.
Stephanopoulos’ wife, bestselling author and actress Ali Wentworth tested positive for the virus on April 1. During her battle with COVID-19, Stephanopoulos has been his wife’s caregiver, ABC News reports.
Wentworth was very sick with the coronavirus, which is incomplete in contrast to Stephanopoulos. On April 1st’s show, he said, “I never had a fever, never had [a] cough, never had shortness of breath, never had chills. Any of the classic symptoms you’ve been reading about.”
When trying to pinpoint potential signs that he had the coronavirus, Stephanopoulos said that several weeks ago he went to bed early with lower back pain. At the time he attributed it to a hard workout, and the pain went away to the next morning. Several days later, Stephanopoulos had a “diminished sense of smell,” but that only lasted one day.
Stephanopoulos is in good spirits, and he continues his work as a news anchor for Good Morning America from his house.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Born: February 10, 1961 (age 59 years), Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 1.65 m
Spouse: Ali Wentworth (m. 2001)
Movies and TV shows: This Week, Good Morning America,
Children: Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos, Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos
George Stephanopoulos Early life and education
Stephanopoulos was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria (née Chafos) and Robert George Stephanopoulos. His parents are of Greek descent. His father is a Greek Orthodox priest and dean emeritus of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. His mother was the director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America National News Service for many years. In his youth, he became a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith, and long considered entering the priesthood.
Following some time in Purchase, New York, Stephanopoulos moved to the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Orange High School in Pepper Pike. While at Orange, he wrestled competitively.
In 1982, Stephanopoulos received a bachelor of arts degree in political science summa cum laude from Columbia University in New York and was the salutatorian of his class. While at Columbia, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa his junior year, was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and was a sports broadcaster for WKCR-FM, the university’s radio station.
Stephanopoulos’s father wanted his son to become either a lawyer or a priest. Promising his father that he would attend law school eventually, George took a job in Washington, D.C., as an aide to Democratic Congressman Ed Feighan of Ohio.
Stephanopoulos attended Balliol College at the University of Oxford in England, as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a Master of Arts in Theology in 1984. He states that he spent much of his time trying to root his political leanings in the deeper philosophies that he studied while in college.
George Stephanopoulos Early career
In 1988, Stephanopoulos worked on the Michael Dukakis 1988 U.S. presidential campaign. He has noted that one of his attractions to this campaign was that Dukakis was a Greek-American liberal from Massachusetts. After this campaign, Stephanopoulos became the “floor man” for Dick Gephardt, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader; he held this position until he joined the Clinton campaign.
George Stephanopoulos Personal life
Stephanopoulos is a Greek Orthodox Christian and has earned a master’s degree in theology.
He married Alexandra Wentworth, an actress, comedian, and writer, in 2001 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on New York’s Upper East Side. The couple has two daughters: Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulos and Harper Andrea Stephanopoulos. The family lives in Manhattan.
In 1995, as he was pulling out of a parking space in front of a restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., he had a collision with a parked vehicle. Stephanopoulos was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired license and license plates. The charge of leaving the scene of an accident was subsequently dropped.
Along with a number of other notable Greek Americans, he is a founding member of The Next Generation Initiative, a leadership program aimed at getting students involved in public affairs.
Stephanopoulos was introduced to transcendental meditation by Jerry Seinfeld. Conducting an interview on Good Morning America, he said, “We’re all here because we all have something in common—we all practice Transcendental Meditation. … I think that people don’t really understand exactly what it is and what a difference it has made in people’s lives.”
Wentworth posted on Instagram April 1, 2020, that she was struggling with COVID-19 while self-quarantining in their New York home. Stephanopoulos announced on April 13, 2020, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic.
Stephanopoulos Wife Ali Wentworth
Stephanopoulos’ wife Ali Wentworth has had a completely different experience with the coronavirus. On April 1, Wentworth shared her fight with the coronavirus on Instagram:
In her caption, she said, “I have tested positive for the Corona Virus. I’ve never been sicker. High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest. I’m quarantined from my family. This is pure misery.”
On April 13, she shared with her followers different products that helped her during the past few weeks, including zinc, chicken soup, and orange juice.
On Monday, after Stephanopoulos revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus, Wentworth posted on Instagram to give an update on her battle with COVID-19. After 16 days, she has come out of isolation, and she shared her thoughts on the global pandemic.
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Came out of 16 days of isolation. I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones. And as I continue to recover I am struck by what has become the dehumanization of this plague. People are dying. People are suffering. People are hungry. People are scared. We have to shed all ideological, religious, social, economic barriers and grabbed each other’s hands and move forward united. As people. We can isolate to help others, particularly the incredible health workers and all the courageous and selfless people on the frontlines, but that does not mean we should isolate our hearts. (I know my daughters are screaming that this is so cringeworthy) Grateful to be back to everything except laundry and dishes…
Came out of 16 days of isolation. I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones. And as I continue to recover I am struck by what has become the dehumanization of this plague. People are dying. People are suffering. People are hungry. People are scared. We have to shed all ideological, religious, social, economic barriers and grabbed each other’s hands and move forward united. As people. We can isolate to help others, particularly the incredible health workers and all the courageous and selfless people on the frontlines, but that does not mean we should isolate our hearts. (I know my daughters are screaming that this is so cringeworthy). Grateful to be back to everything except laundry and dishes.