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George Will

George F. Will joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2013 and currently serves as a contributor, providing analysis and commentary across FNC's daytime and primetime programming, including on the panels of Special Report with Bret Baier and FOX News Sunday.

Most recently, Will served as a panelist for ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos and as a commentator for ABC News, a position he held for 32 years since the premiere of This Week with David Brinkley in 1981.

Will's newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in more than 450 newspapers. For 35 years he was a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns.

Altogether eight collections of Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being "One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation" in 2008. Will has also published three books on political theory, "Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does," "The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election," and "Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy." In 1990, Will published "Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball," which topped The New York Times bestseller list for two months. In 1998, Scribner published "Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball," a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. In July 2000, Will was a member of Major League Baseball's Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.

Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his PhD and served as a trustee. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine.