Journalist Charles Krauthammer

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on May 14, 2006

What can you tell me about Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer?
—Carol Price, Pinehurst, N.C.

Born in New York in 1950, Krauthammer uses a wheelchair after a serious diving accident left him paralyzed from the waist down in 1972. Completing Harvard Medical School in 1972, he worked as a psychiatrist but quit in 1978 to undertake psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration. He also served as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale. Today, aside from his work with Fox, he is a columnist for The Washington Post and writes essays for Time and The Weekly Standard. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for distinguished commentary and currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Robyn, and their son, Daniel.