“We are thrilled to have Charlie join this group and bring his worldly expertise to the board,” said Bob Griese, chair of Moffitt’s Board of Advisors and former Dolphins Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback. “He has a passion for Moffitt’s mission, and he will be a great asset to the board.”
Gibson began his career in 1965 as the news director for Princeton University’s student-run radio station. After graduating from Princeton, he worked as a radio producer for RKO and as a television reporter for WLVA in Lynchburg, Virginia. In the early 1970s, he covered the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. In 1975, he joined ABC News, working as a general assignment reporter and as a White House correspondent. Gibson became a host of “Good Morning America” from 1987 to 2006 and the anchor for “World News with Charles Gibson” from 2006 to 2009. He retired in 2009.
“I am honored to serve along so many well-respected individuals working toward the common goal of achieving Moffitt’s mission,” Gibson said. “Cancer affects us all, and Moffitt is at the forefront of treatment and research.”
In 1973, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded him a National Journalism Fellowship. The Radio Television Digital News Association awarded Gibson the Paul White Award in 2006, and in 2008 Quinnipiac University awarded him the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award.
Gibson is married to Arlene Gibson and they have two daughters, Jessica and Katherine.
Gibson joins 33 other prominent figures on Moffitt’s National Board of Advisors.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,500 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.