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Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and non-practicing physician whose weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide.

Born (1950-03-13) March 13, 1950 (age 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education McGill University
Balliol College, Oxford
Harvard Medical School
Occupation Political columnist
Notable credit(s) The New Republic (1981–2011)
The Washington Post (1985–present)
Weekly Standard
Time (1983)
Inside Washington (1990–2013)
Spouse(s) Robyn (Trethewey) Krauthammer
Website www.washingtonpost.com/people/charles-krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer (/ˈkrt.hæmər/; born March 13, 1950) is an American syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and non-practicing physician whose weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide.

Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed after a diving accident while in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School. After spending 14 months recovering in a hospital, and although wheelchair-bound, he returned to medical school, graduating to become a psychiatrist involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III, and later developing a career as a Pulitzer prize-winning writer. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and a nightly panelist on Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier. He was a weekly panelist on PBS news program Inside Washington from 1990 until it ceased production in December 2013.

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