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July 15, 2007
Robert Novak
Author, "The Prince of Darkness"
Robert Novak BIO:
On May 15, 1963, he teamed up with the late Rowland Evans, Jr., then congressional correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, to write "Inside Report," a political column published 4 times a week. Since 1966, the Chicago Sun-Times has been the home newspaper to the column. On May 15, 1993, Evans retired from the column & later died in 2001. Novak continues to write the column 3 times a week. The column is carried by over 300 newspapers, websites & other publications through Creators Syndicate.

Currently produces a twice-monthly newsletter, the Evans-Novak Political Report and is a contributing editor for Readers Digest. Also is commentator for Fox News and appears occasionally on NBC's "Meet the Press."

· Radford Visiting Professor of Journalism at Baylor University in 1987
· Commentator for CNN -- hosted "Novak Zone" interview program, appeared on & served as co-executive producer of CNN's political roundtable, "Capital Gang," and co-hosted "Crossfire"
· Joined Washington bureau of Wall Street Journal in 1958 as its Senate correspondent & political reporter; in 1961, chief congressional correspondent
· Associated Press correspondent in Omaha & Lincoln, NE; and later Indianapolis, Ind., covering politics and the state legislature in both places. In 1957, the AP transferred him to D.C., where he began covering Congress.
· First newspaper jobs were as a reporter for the Joliet Herald-News and the Champaign-Urbana (Ill.) Courier while attending the University of Illinois

Served in U.S. Army as a Lieutenant during Korean War (1952-54)

Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000"; In collaboration with Evans, he wrote “Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power”, “Nixon in the White House & “The Reagan Revolution”; “Agony of the GOP: 1964”

2001 winner of National Press Club's "Fourth Estate" award for lifetime achievement in journalism Mr. Novak was. He is the 2001 winner of the National Press Club's "Fourth Estate: award for lifetime achievement in journalism.

B.A. degree from University of Illinois and in 1997 received the University's distinguished alumnus award.

Born Feb. 26, 1931, in Joliet, Ill.

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Info: Robert Novak discusses his new memoir, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting In Washington"

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Columns: Chicago Sun-Times

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