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Mort Kondracke

Friday, December 28, 2007

Morton Kondracke, a 37-year veteran journalist, joined the FOX team in October 1996 and became co-host of "The Beltway Boys," along with Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

Kondracke is also a regular contributor on FOX News Channel's "Special Report with Brit Hume."

He served 16 years as a regular panelist on the NBC/PBS public affairs show, "The McLaughlin Group," seen on over 350 stations nationwide.

Before becoming the executive editor and columnist of Roll Call, Kondracke served as executive editor and senior editor of The New Republic from 1977-91.

He was the Washington bureau chief of Newsweek, a regular panelist on "This Week with David Brinkley" and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Kondracke received the Washington Post "Crystal Ball Award" in 1994 for predicting the Republican takeover of Congress and was runner-up in 1996.

Kondracke chronicled his wife Milly's struggle with Parkinson’s disease in his 2001 book entitled "Saving Milly." Personally and professionally dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease, he is a member of both the Parkinson's Action Network and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Kondracke graduated from Dartmouth College and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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