With a twice-weekly column appearing in hundreds of newspapers, Cal Thomas is one of the most widely read and one of the most highly regarded voices on the American political scene. For 19 years he was a commentator on Fox News Channel, which included his own show "After Hours" and as a panelist for "Fox News Watch." For ten years he and Bob Beckel wrote the "Common Ground" column for USA Today. He is also a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors.
A graduate of American University, Thomas is a veteran of broadcast and print journalism. He has worked for NBC News in Washington, D.C. and hosted his own program on CBNC that was nominated for a Cable ACE Award in 1995. In 2011, Thomas received the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence from the Media Research Center. His latest book is What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America was published in 2014 on the 30th anniversary of his syndicated column.
He and his wife, Ray have four adult children, eleven grandchildren. They reside in the Washington, DC area.