Stephanopoulos is most well known as the chief political correspondent for ABC News – the news division of the broadcast television network ABC – and a co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning America (GMA). He was previously the host of This Week, ABC News's Sunday morning news program. He is the primary substitute anchor for ABC News's flagship news program, World News with Diane Sawyer.
In recent years he has co-hosted ABC News's special live coverage of political events with Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer, and has appeared regularly on GMA, World News, and launched George's Bottom Line, an ABCNews.com blog.
Prior to joining ABC News, he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and later became the White House Communications Director for two years, before being replaced by David Gergen after political fallout from the mid-term election of 1994, in which the Republican party took over the U.S. House and Senate.
Graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While attending college, she interned on the television shows Sesame Street and Late Night with Conan O'Brien and participated in the cast of Bloomers (an all-female musical and sketch comedy troupe). Bayer is Jewish and was part of the all-Jewish cast of Second City's stage show "Jewsical: The Musical", a live musical that presented a comedic take on Jewish life and culture.
Bayer performed improvisational comedy at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, where she trained with fellow future SNL castmate Paul Brittain as well as the Annoyance Theater and Second City. Bayer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player on September 25, 2010. Her popular celebrity impressions includeSusan Lucci, Sara Gilbert Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and Hillary Clinton.