Morton M. Kondracke

He is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel and is co-host of the weekly political show, "The Beltway Boys". He is also the Host of "National Desk," a PBS documentary series.

Mr. Kondracke has been a 16-year regular panelist on "The McLaughlin Group," an NBC/PBS public affairs show seen on 350 stations nationwide. He has also been a panelist on "This Week with David Brinkley," "Meet the Press," "Crossfire," "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and "Voice of America." In 1984, he was selected to be a panelist for the Reagan-Mondale Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy.

He served as Executive Editor for The New Republic, and was Newsweek's Washington Bureau Chief. He was the winner of the Washington Post's "Crystal Ball Award" for predicting the 1994 election outcome.

He has had roles in the movies "Dave," and "Independence Day."

He is a board member of Parkinson's Action Network, Freedom House, and Funding First. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kondracke is a graduate of Dartmouth College, A.B. 1960, and is a Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 1973-74.

Morton Kondracke is a graduate of Joliet Township High School and got his first newspaper job at the Herald News as assistant to the sports editor, covering JT and JJC sports. He remembers Ansel Gray, his journalism teacher at JTHS, as being his most influential teacher.

A journalist for 37 years, 32 in Washington, Mr. Kondracke has covered nearly every phase of American politics and foreign policy, and has done so in newspapers and magazines, on TV and radio.

Currently, Mr. Kondracke is Executive Editor and Columnist for Roll Call, Capitol Hill's feisty independent newspaper. He writes "Pennsylvania Avenue," a twice-weekly column on national politics, White House-congressional relations, and domestic and foreign policy, syndicated nationally through United Features Syndicate and Newspaper Enterprise Association. He also writes editorials on Congress.


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