Robert Novak is a syndicated columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times and television personality. He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Read about it below. Also see photos and a video.

This has been a very bad week for Chicago Sun-Times syndicated columnist, Robert Novak. On July 23, 2008 he was cited for failing to yield the right of way when he hit a pedestrian. He was moving about 10 miles per hour and left the scene, saying he was unaware he’d hit the man. The man had minor injuries.

Bob Novak was visiting his daughter on Cape Cod this weekend. He was rushed to the hospital on Sunday and announced today that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period.

Robert Novak Family

Robert David Sanders Novak (Bob) was born on February 26, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois. He is 77 years old. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working on a degree in journalism. He left the university in 1952. He is also a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He is a Korean War veteran serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.

Novak was born into a Jewish family. He began attending a Catholic church in 1990, converted to Christianity and was baptized a Roman Catholic in 1998.

He is married to the former Geraldine Williams. She was a secretary for President Lyndon Johnson. They have two children. Their daughter, Zelda, worked on President Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign. Their son, Alex, works as an editor for Regnery Publishing.


Robert Novak – Video
Raw video of Novak following his car accident this week.