George Will

Commentator, ABC News

ByABC News
April 9, 2012, 3:27 PM

 — -- George F. Will is an ABC News commentator and panelist on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." A Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Will has been a regular contributor to ABC News since the premiere of "This Week with David Brinkley" in 1981.

In addition to his work for ABC News, Mr. Will is the author of a syndicated column which appears twice weekly in more than 475 newspapers. He became a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine in 1976 and, a year later, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

From 1973 to 1976 he was the Washington editor of National Review. From 1970 to 1972 Mr. Will was on the staff of Senator Gordon Allott of Colorado.

Mr. Will has published seven collections of columns: "The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts," "The Pursuit of Virtue and Other Tory Notions," "The Morning After: American Successes and Excesses: 1981-1986," "Suddenly: The American Idea Abroad and At Home, 1986-1990," "The Leveling Wind: Politics, the Culture and Other News, 1990-94," "The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric: 1994-1997," and "With A Happy Eye But...: America and the World, 1997-2002." He has published three books of political theory: "Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does" (1983), "The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election" (1987) and "Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy" (1992). And he has published two books on baseball: "Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball" (1990) and "Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball" (1998).

Mr. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and received a degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University.