Columnist Robert Novak Set to Retire

By Melanie Hunter-Omar | August 4, 2008 | 1:32 PM EDT

( – Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak announced he is retiring after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Novak said his prognosis is “dire” and plans to receive radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
His first column, Evans-Novak, was distributed by Publishers Newspaper Syndicate on May 15m 1963 with the New York Herald-Tribune. The Chicago Sun-Times became the home newspaper when the Herald-Tribune folded in 1966.