Education Ohio University
Spouse Lisa Johnson (m. 1987)
Name Clarence Page
|Born June 2, 1947 (age 68) (1947-06-02) Dayton, Ohio, U.S.|
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
Notable credits Chicago Tribune, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Middletown Journal
Books Culture Worrier: Reflectio, Showing my color, Culture Worrier: Selected
Similar People Eleanor Clift, Leanita McClain, Pat Buchanan
Clarence page on his contributions to journalism
Clarence Page (born June 2, 1947) is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
- Clarence page on his contributions to journalism
- An ode to roger ebert from pulitzer prize winner clarence page
- Early years
- Personal life
- Honors and awards
An ode to roger ebert from pulitzer prize winner clarence page
Page was born in Dayton, Ohio, and attended Middletown High School in Middletown where he worked on the school's bi-weekly newspaper. After graduating in 1965, he worked freelance as a writer and photographer for The Middletown Journal and The Cincinnati Enquirer, while he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University.
After his graduation from university in 1969, Page took a position with The Chicago Tribune, and was drafted into the military after only six months with the paper. He found himself assigned as an Army journalist with the 212th Artillery Group at Fort Lewis, Washington, when his obligation ended and he made his way back to the Tribune in 1971.
Page is a frequent panelist on The McLaughlin Group, a regular contributor of essays to The PBS NewsHour, host of several documentaries on the Public Broadcasting Service, and an occasional commentator on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday. Page often appears as a political analyst on the Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. He also appeared in the 1993 film Rising Sun, playing himself as a talk show panel member. Page's achievements came despite an undiagnosed case of ADD, the effects of which he recounts in a chapter in Positively ADD.
Clarence Page wrote an editorial piece about "Richie" Daley and his achievements as mayor of Chicago.
Page was married to and later divorced from Leanita McClain, a Tribune columnist who also focused on race and who later took her own life. In 1987 Page married Lisa Johnson with whom he has one son, Grady Jonathan.
Honors and awards
Page has received honoris causa doctorates from Columbia College Chicago, Lake Forest College, and Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.