Charles Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post which appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide and for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize. He is a FOX News commentator, appearing nightly on FOX's evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.
His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, a #1 New York Times bestseller, has sold more than a million copies.
Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he co-discovered a form of bipolar disease.
In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic in 1981. Three years later his New Republic essays won the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism.
From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is 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 is also a member of Chess Journalists of America.
Krauthammer has been 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. He is the author of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics and Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World.
Krauthammer 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.