Jack Germond


Jack Germond

Jack Worthen Germond (born January 30 1928) is an American journalist, author, and pundit.__NOTOC__He is noteworthy as a veteran newspaperman of 50 years' standing, having written for the now-defunct "Washington Star" and for "The Baltimore Sun". Together with Jules Witcover, Germond co-wrote "Politics Today," a five-day-a-week syndicated column, for over 24 years.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, he served in the U.S. Army 1946-47 and then graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and history.Germond began his national career in the capital bureau for Gannett in 1961. He moved to the "Washington Star" in 1974, became a syndicated columnist and national editor and went on to "The Baltimore Sun" when the "Star" folded. He began to appear on "Meet the Press" in 1972, the "Today Show" in 1980 and "The McLaughlin Group" from its inception in 1982.

Despite having been a television personality for decades, he has cultivated an image of being an old-fashioned newspaper reporter, somewhat disdainful of slick TV types, and who likes to visit the horse racing track and enjoy the occasional drink.

He was a fixture on the NBC and PBS TV program "The McLaughlin Group" for 15 years before abruptly resigning, and he now appears on CNN, and appeared for a time on the PBS program "Inside Washington".

His political opinions are generally liberal, and he is an avowed atheist.

Germond is married to Secretary of the Democratic National Committee Alice Germond.

Germond resides with his wife in Charles Town, West Virginia [ [http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=9924 Jack W. Germond - Authors - Random House] ]

Books written

With Witcover

*"Blue Smoke & Mirrors: How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980", Viking Press (1981);
*"Wake Us When It's Over: Presidential Politics of 1984", Macmillan (1985)
*"Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988", Warner Books (1989)
*"Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box 1992", Warner Books (1992)

Solo

*"Fat Man in A Middle Seat: Forty Years of Covering Politics", Random House (2002)
*"Fat Man Fed Up: How American Politics Went Bad", Random House (2004)

References

* [http://books.google.com/books?id=a7kT7EDFakAC&pg=PA356&lpg=PA356&dq=jack+germond+bio&source=web&ots=a_KrAR45Tg&sig=VuIGJuv9f2ML5mySGQzwm98Aor0#PPA98,M1 Biography at Biographical Dictionary of American Newspaper Columnists]

External links

* [http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=9924 Official Random House list of his books]
*Germond, Jack. " [http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/5988.html A Cold, Hard Look] ", "Washingtonian", January 1 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
*Germond, Jack. " [http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/5172.html A Look at Presidential Contender Gaffes] ", "Washingtonian", September 1 2007. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
* [http://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1433 "Booknotes" interview with Germond and Witcover on "Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars?", August 27, 1989.]


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