Dick Polman

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction Cited by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of the nation's top political reporters, and lauded by the ABC News political website as "one of the finest political journalists of his generation," Dick Polman is a national political columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer. This online column is cited by The Washington Post as one of the top five mainstream political blogs in the country, and is touted by former "Hardball" TV producer Howard Mortman as "the immediately must-read political blog." Dick has been a frequent guest on C-Span, MSNBC, CNN, NPR and the BBC. He covered the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 presidential campaigns. In his 22 years at the Inquirer, he has also been a foreign correspondent based in London; a baseball writer covering the Philadelphia Phillies; a general-assignment writer in the feature section; and a longtime Sunday magazine contributor. In the early '80s, he wrote three metro columns a week for the Hartford Courant. A graduate of George Washington University, today Dick is on the full-time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, as "writer in residence."
Interests writing, baseball, World War II history, politics (ya think?), travel, life
Favorite Movies The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Chinatown, Schindler's List, Annie Hall, The Graduate, Casablanca, Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Music Neil Young (acoustic), Neil Young (grunge rock), The Beatles, '50s Jazz, Clapton, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Lucinda Williams
Favorite Books In Cold Blood, The Making of the President 1960, the spy novels of Alan Furst, anything by Elmore Leonard, Ian McEwan, or Philip Roth