From February, 1976, to January, 1977, Mr. Gibson was a White House correspondent for ABC News. During this time, he covered Gerald Ford's 1976 Presidential campaign. Mr. Gibson came to ABC News in May, 1975, from a syndicated news service, Television News, Inc. His first job in broadcasting was Washington producer for RKO Network in 1966. The National Endowment for the Humanities named Mr. Gibson a National Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan in 1973, and he has served as a board member of the Michigan Journalism Fellows since 1988.
He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was news director for the University radio station, WPRB-FM. Mr. Gibson was honored with the 1992 John Maclean Fellowship, awarded to Princeton University alumni "who have made a major contribution to American society." Mr. Gibson, a native of Evanston, Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Arlene, a school headmistress, reside in New Jersey. They have two daughters.