NATAS honors Koppel with lifetime nod


NEW YORK -- Former ABC News "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 28th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

The award -- as well as all the news/docu Emmys -- will be handed out Sept. 24 during a black-tie ceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan.

Koppel's career will be honored -- not only the 42 years at ABC News but also the managing editor post at Discovery Channel that he has held since 2005.

"He is a fearless interviewer, an indefatigable challenger of the status quo, a gutsy war reporter and an extremely talented writer and producer. He is also a nice guy," said Bill Small, chairman of the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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