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Charlie Sykes

AKA Charles Jay Sykes

Born: 11-Nov-1954
Birthplace: Seattle, WA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative commentator

Father: Jay G. Sykes (attorney)
Mother: Katherine B. Border ("Kay")
Wife: Diane S. Sykes (judge, m. 1980, div. 1-Jun-1999, two children)
Wife: Janet Riordan (m. 2000)

    High School: Nicolet High School, Glendale, WI
    University: BA English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1975)

    WTMJ-AM Milwaukee Talk Show Host (1993-2016)
    Milwaukee Magazine Editor-in-Chief (1984-88)
    Milwaukee Magazine Managing Editor (1983-84)
    Cleveland Magazine Staff Writer (1982)
    The Milwaukee Journal Reporter (1976-82)
    Converted to Catholicism

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Author of books:
Profscam: Professors and the Demise of Higher Education (1988)
The Hollow Men: Politics and Corruption in Higher Education (1990)
A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character (1992)
Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can't Read, Write, or Add (1995)
The End of Privacy: The Attack on Personal Rights at Home, at Work, On-Line, and in Court (1999)
50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education (2007)
A Nation of Moochers: America's Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing (2012)
Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education (2016)

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