Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Bigger Roles Mean Bigger Houses for ABC’s DC Star

If the abodes owned by George Stephanopoulos are any indication, being on TV pays more than politics.

While working in the Clinton White House, Stephanopoulos lived on two floors of a cozy Dupont Circle townhouse on Connecticut Avenue, above what is now Marvelous Market. He bought the three-story townhouse for $835,000 and rented the ground-level retail space to a now-defunct eyeglass store called Eye Gotcha.

In 1997, the same year he joined ABC as a news analyst for This Week, he sold the townhouse for $1,050,000. He has bought himself a more expensive house each time he’s been promoted at ABC.

In 2002, the year Stephanopoulos began anchoring This Week, he bought a 4,400-square-foot townhouse on 28th Street in Georgetown for $2 million.

A few months after his December 2005 promotion to chief Washington correspondent, he unloaded that place for $2,850,000. He and his wife, Ali Wentworth, the Washington debutante turned comic actress, then paid $5.2 million for a five-bedroom, seven-bath house just around the corner. The century-old Georgian has six fireplaces, “gourmet cook’s kitchen,” elevator, and three-car garage.

Real-estate agents take note: If he ever gets moved up to bureau chief, Stephanopoulos is on course to pay at least $10 million for his next place.

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Meet the Guy Who's Protesting a Maryland Theater's Production of The Producers

6 Great Swimming Holes Near Washington, DC

The Summer Drinking Quarterfinals: Dacha Beer Garden vs. Denizens Brewing Co.

These 12 Products Will Make Your Hot, Crowded Metro Commute So Much Better

The Summer Drinking Quarterfinals: Republic vs. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

15 Great Places to Eat at Rehoboth Beach

5 Reasons It's Not Too Late for Washington to Bid for the Olympics

Here's Why the Building Museum's "Beach" Isn't a Disgusting Germ Pit

The DC Government's Preferred Typeface Is the Same as Shake Shack's