I’m Ted Koppel, former NIGHTLINE anchor & author of a new book about the likelihood of a cyberattack on our power grid. AMA!
My short bio: Most of you probably know me best from my time as anchor and managing editor of NIGHTLINE from 1980 to 2005. Since then, I’ve served as managing editor of the Discovery Channel, news analyst for BBC America, special correspondent for Rock Center, columnist for venues such as for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and I am currently an occasional commentator and non-fiction book critic at NPR.
In addition, I’m also an author and have just published a new book: LIGHTS OUT: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. It's about the likelihood of a just such an attack on our power grid, the potential devastating aftereffects, and just how unprepared our government for this sort of disaster. For videos of me explaining these topics in more detail, visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhhQhD4bSpW6eQVZfQBMWK-oCJck2Wkns. You can also read more about the book and the other people have to say about it on my website: http://tedkoppellightsout.com/.
My Proof: http://tedkoppellightsout.com/redditama
This Reddit AMA is now over, but thank you all so much for your thoughtful and interesting questions. For more info, take a look at LIGHTS OUT (http://tedkoppellightsout.com/books/lights-out-hc). Cheers!