Arch Campbell

To see or not to see***. That is the Question. And Washingtonians find the answer from ARCH CAMPBELL, the film critic for ABC-7, twice a week. Arch will also be hosting special programs for American University and the American Film Institute. He appears on a regular segment on Friday mornings on WASH FM and has created a new entertainment website www.

The Entertainment Beat with Arch Campbell

Arch Campbell on Let’s Talk Live

Arch had been the entertainment reporter and movie critic for News4 since the 1974. Arch joined WRC TV News as a feature reporter, and created that station’s entertainment beat. He hosted twice daily segments on WRC’s local news and provided the NBC affiliate service with nationally syndicated movie reviews. From 1985-1990, he hosted the “Arch Campbell Show” and received unprecedented late night ratings and won more than a dozen EMMY awards.

For years, ARCH has been reviewing theatrical productions and movies for his viewers. Sometimes caustic, sometimes glowing, his reviews are always informative and witty. ARCH is a marvelous critic and his reviews are interlaced with humor, much to the delight of his audience. His popularity has gained him loyal fans and his journalistic skills have gained him numerous local accolades including the award for “Best Feature Reporter”and “Best Local Movie Reviewer” by the Washingtonian magazine. Campbell won eight other EMMY awards for his celebrity interviews and comedy specials. He also received two Sigma Delta Chi Dateline awards for television features.

Before joining News4, Campbell worked in Dallas, first as a radio announcer at WFAA-AM and then as a news reporter at WFAA-TV. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Campbell has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Journalism from the University of Texas in Austin. During his college career, he worked as an announcer at KITY-FM in San Antonio and KTBCAM/FM/TV in Austin.

Arch Campbell works with several charities, including Sibley Hospital and the Community Foundation for Greater Washington. He and his wife Gina sponsor the Jean Longwith Scholarship Fund at San Antonio College. A colon cancer survivor, Campbell serves as one of many speakers during March, colon cancer month.

Arch and his wife Gina live in Chevy Chase, MD.