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 speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980 and as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Throughout his career, Krauthammer was a 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 was the author of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics and Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World.
From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He was also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.
Krauthammer was born in New York City and raised in Montreal. He 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.