Robert Novak Dies at 78
Robert Novak, columnist, journalist and political commentator, has died at age 78 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
Bob Novak's career spanned several decades and several administrations.
Mrs. Novak said that her husband passed away at 4:30 a.m., returning home after being hospitalized between July 10 and July 24. Novak’s malignant brain tumor was discovered July 27, 2008.
Known as a conservative writer and personality but actually a registered Democrat, Robert Novak wrote Inside Report since 1963, and was a mainstay on several political talk shows, including CNN's Crossfire. Most recently, Novak drew attention for outing Valerie Plame as a CIA operative, later identifying Karl Rove as the source of the leak.
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