Bill Ritter is a television news anchor and journalist. He began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter, for the Los Angeles Times and others, before moving into television. His work in local and national television has taken him to political conventions for almost 20 years. He has also anchored all election coverage for New York’s WABC and moderated candidate debates for New York Governor and Senator and New York City Mayor. For over 15 years, Ritter has co-anchored WABC-TV’s 11 p.m. newscast, in addition to working as a correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20. He added anchor duties for the 6 p.m. newscast in 2001. Before joining the local ABC station, Ritter worked at ABC News as co-anchor of the Sunday edition of Good Morning America. As a correspondent for 20/20, he covered the Columbine High shootings and he investigated the phenomenon of patients waking up during surgery, among other stories.