Charles "Charlie" Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American broadcast television anchor and journalist.
He is the anchor for World News with Charles Gibson, the flagship evening newscast by the ABC News division of the ABC television network.
He became anchor on May 29, 2006, when the program was known as ABC World News Tonight. He also anchors the ABC News five p.m. (Eastern Time) Information Network weekday newscast on ABC News Radio.
During Gibson's tenure, World News beat NBC Nightly News in the program ratings for the first time in several years. The two programs have now been in a dead heat, taking turns at the top of the ratings among household viewers and the 25-54 age group prized by advertisers.
Gibson previously co-anchored ABC News's Good Morning America, a breakfast television news and talk show, for a span of nineteen years; first from February 1987 to May 1998, then again from January 1999 to June 2006.
On September 2, 2009, ABC News announced that Gibson will retire from World News in January 2010, and will be replaced by Diane Sawyer, a veteran ABC News journalist and a co-anchor of Good Morning America since 1999.