Charles Krauthammer writes a nationally syndicated editorial page column for The Washington Post Writers Group. In 1997, Washingtonian magazine named Krauthammer among the top 50 most influential journalists in the national press corps.
Krauthammer began writing a weekly column for The Washington Post in January 1985. It now appears in almost 100 newspapers.
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, Krauthammer earned the honor while in his first full year of syndication. The award cited him for his insightful columns on national issues.
He is also winner of the 1984 National Magazine Award for essays.
Krauthammer began his writing career by contributing articles to The New Republic. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1980. He also writes essays for Time and The Weekly Standard.
During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale. He first came to Washington in 1978 to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration. Prior to that, he practiced medicine for three years as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Krauthammer was educated at McGill University, majoring in political science and economics; Oxford University as a Commonwealth Scholar in Politics; and Harvard, where he received an M.D. in 1975.
Krauthammer was born in New York City and raised in Montreal. He lives in suburban Washington with his wife Robyn and their son.