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Charles Krauthammer z’l

Syndicated Columnist

Charles Krauthammer was a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 newspapers worldwide, and he was a regular contributor for FOX News Channel, where he made frequent appearances on Special Report with Bret Baier, The O’Reilly Factor and other FOX News shows. Prior to his career in journalism, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980 and as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Throughout his career, Krauthammer was the recipient of several awards, including the 2013 William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence, the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticisms, the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and the first annual Bradley Prize. Additionally, he wrote Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics and Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World.

Krauthammer graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in political science and economics. He went on to become a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College in Oxford and earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.