Russell Baker

Humor ColumnistRussell Baker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times and the Baltimore Sun. The Encyclopedia Brittanica said his syndicated column “used good-natured humor to comment slyly and trenchantly on a wide range of social and political matters.”┬áThe Biographical Dictionary of American Newspaper Columnists said it is perhaps misleading to call Baker a humor columnist “since he does not humor for its own sake, but as a means to what is frequently a more serious end.” Other humor columnists label Baker a humor columnist, so The Humor Columnist does too. Unlike most humor columnists, Baker was the host of Masterpiece Theater from 1993-2004.

More Russell:

Russell Baker books

Russell Baker in The New York Review of Books

Russell Baker’s column about Art Buchwald moving to New York