Robert D. Novak -- Columnist with the Chicago Sun Times and Television Host, was born in 1931 in Joliet ,Illinois. His first newspaper jobs were as a reporter for the Joliet Herald-News and the Champaign-Urbana Courier while he attended the University of Illinois (1948-1952). Since 1966, The Chicago Sun-Times has been the home newspaper to his "Inside Report" syndicated column. He is a commentator for Cable News Network, where he co-hosts the "Evans and Novak" interview program. He also hosts "Insights" on National Empowerment Television and appears occasionally on NBC's "Meet the Press."