Amanda Carpenter

Veteran journalist Bob Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a statement released by his publisher Monday afternoon.

“On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment,” said a statement from Novak on

Human Events is a sister company of Regnery, the publisher of his weekly political newsletter, the Evans-Novak Political Report.

“I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period” he said.

Novak is one of Washington’s most respected and feared political journalists. He proudly made his nickname, “The Prince of Darkness” the title of his memoir published last summer. Novak told Townhall at the time of his book’s release had spent his 50 year career as a hard-charging political reporter making trouble and honing a journalistic philosophy based on telling “the world things people do not want me to reveal.”

The book goes into great detail around the controversy surrounding his decision to publish the name of a former CIA agent, Valerie Plame, in one of his columns

Novak made headlines last week when he accidentally hit a homeless man while driving in downtown Washington. He was given a $50 citation.

Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter is the author of “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton,” published in October 2006.
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