George F. Will, whose newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group since 1974, today appears in more than 460 papers. In 1976, Will became a regular Newsweek contributor, providing the backpage essay twice a month. In the same year, George Will won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper column.
In addition to his magazine and newspaper writing, George Will is also an author and network-television broadcaster commentator. George Will is Contributing Analyst with ABC-TV News on World News Tonight, and has been a regular member of ABC's This Week on Sunday mornings since 1981.
Four collections of his Newsweek and newspaper columns have been published. Most recently, his book Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (1989, Macmillan) topped national bestseller lists in the number-one position for over two months.
George Will, born in Champaign, Illinois, in 1941, was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Oxford and Princeton universities. Prior to entering journalism, George Will taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto and served on the staff of the United States Senate. Until becoming a columnist for Newsweek, George Will was Washington editor of The National Review.