columnist, Boston Herald
Mike Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor, and occasional guest host, on the network's *Hardball with Chris Matthews* and *Morning Joe*. Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC's *Today Show*. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the *Boston Herald*, *New York Daily News*, and *The Boston Globe*, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston's working and middle classes. He has also written articles and opinion pieces for *The Huffington Post*, Newsweek.com, *Esquire*, *George* and *ESPN Magazine*. Since 1982, Barnicle has been a regular contributor to WCVB-TV's nightly news show, *Chronicle*. His award-winning documentaries include *Armed and Dangerous*, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and *Justice on Trial*, an expose on the Massachusetts judicial system.