Robert David Sanders Novak is a conservative political commentator and political figure. Over his lengthy career, Bob Novak has become well-known as a columnist, writing “Inside Report” since 1963, and as a television personality, appearing on many shows for CNN, most notably “The Capital Gang”, “Crossfire”, and “Evans, Novak, Hunt, and Shields”.
During the Korean War, Novak served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he joined the Associated Press and became a political correspondent in Indianapolis. In 1957, Novak was transferred to Washington, D.C. where he reported on Congress. He left the A.P. to join the D.C. bureau of “The Wall Street Journal” in 1958, covering the Senate, and in 1961 becoming their chief congressional correspondent. In 1963, he teamed up with Rowland Evans to create the “Evans-Novak Political Report” until Evans lost his battle with cancer in 2001. Novak’s column is syndicated by the “Chicago Sun-Times”.