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July 6, 2008
Kathleen Parker
Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post Writers Group
Kathleen Parker BIO:
CURRENT:
· Part of the Washington Post Writers Group since 2006
· Twice-weekly column runs in over 400 newspapers across the country
· Regular on "The Chris Matthews Show"
· USA Today Board of Contributors

PREVIOUS:
· Started columm in 1987 while working for The Orlando Sentinel
· Articles in The Weekly Standard, Time, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan and Fortune Small Business
· Instructor of editorial writing and advanced feature writing, Univ. of South Carolina College of Journalism

AWARDS:
· H.L. Mencken Writing Award (1993)
· Best Columnist, Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (1997)
· First Place, Division 3 in the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors' Writing competition (1997)

EDUCATION:
· Masters in Spanish, Florida State University
· University of San Francisco Study Abroad Program
· Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

PERSONAL:
· Hometown: Winterhaven, Florida
· Married with one son and two step-sons

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Info: Kathleen Parker is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group. Her twice-weekly column, focusing on social issues, appears in more than 400 newspapers across the country. She began writing for The Washington Post Writers Group is 2006, following many years writing columns for the Orlando Sentinel. In addition to her columns, Parker is a writer in residence at the Buckley School of Public Speaking located in Camden, South Carolina. She regularly appears on "The Chris Matthews Show." Her new book is entitled "Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care."





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