Ted Koppel to Give Talk in San Diego


Renowned British-American broadcast journalist and former Nightlineanchor Ted Koppel will be visiting San Diego in October to lead a discussion about his newest book, “Lights Out,” which details the consequences if there was ever a cyber attack on the U.S. The event is co-hosted by the University of San Diego and Warwicks La Jolla and will be on October 30 at USD’s campus.

Koppel, originally born in the UK after his Jewish parents fled Germany due to WWII, moved to the US at 13 and has received degrees from Syracuse University and Stanford University. Following years of hard work in the business, Koppel has an impressive resume that includes 25 years spent as the anchor of Nightline, a position as managing editor of Discovery Channel, and countless television awards including 8 George Foster Peabody Awards and 42 Emmys. At 75 years old Koppel has no intentions of slowing down, and is currently the senior news analyst for National Public Radio (NPR) as well as a contributing analyst to BBC World News America and NBC News.

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His newest book, “Lights Out,” will be released on October 27, three days before his visit to San Diego. Koppel’s award-winning investigative and reporting skills, combined with his incredible story-telling ability, will surely make this event an exciting and eye-opening experience for all who attend.

Tickets for the event are $28.08 and include a copy of the book, and can be purchased on the Warwick’s website.


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