George Stephanopoulos is a television host, political commentator, and former Democratic advisor.

Before his career as a journalist, Stephanopoulos was an advisor to the Democratic Party. He rose to early prominence as a communications director for the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and subsequently became White House communications director. He was later senior advisor for policy and strategy, before departing in December 1996.

Is George Stephanopoulos Greek?

Yes, he is Greek on both sides of his family. Stephanopoulos was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on February 10, 1961, 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.

George Stephanopoulos in the show “Finding your roots” exploring his Greek heritage: