George F. Will is one of the most widely recognized writers in the world, with more than 450 newspapers, his biweekly Newsweek column, and his appearances as a political commentator on ABC.
Will began his syndicated column with The Writers Group on Jan. 1, 1974, and his back-page Newsweek column two years later.
In 1977, he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns, and garnered awards for his Newsweek columns. He also received a 1978 National Headliners Award for his "consistently outstanding special features columns" appearing in Newsweek. In January 1985, The Washington Journalism Review named Will "Best Writer, Any Subject." He was named among the 25 most influential Washington journalists by the National Journal in 1997.
Will, a contributing analyst with ABC News, has been a regular member of ABC's "This Week" on Sunday mornings since 1981.
Eight collections of his Newsweek and newspaper columns have been published. He also has written a variety of other books, from politics to baseball, such as his 1989 best-seller, "Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball."
Will was born in Champaign, Ill., and was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, and Oxford and Princeton universities. Before entering journalism, Will taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto, and was on the staff of U.S. Sen. Gordon Allott. Until becoming a columnist for Newsweek, Will was Washington editor of the National Review, a leading conservative journal of ideas and political commentary.