In an era of warp speed journalism, Norm readily admits to being an "old school". His tools of the trade are still just a notebook, ball point pen along with an eye for detail, a penchant for asking questions and an ear willing to listen to what people have to say in response. Readers of his Reporter's Notebook will regularly travel with him and, it's hoped, enjoy and appreciate new experiences together.
As a freelance journalist, Norman Sklarewitz brings to his work for the Washington Times' Communities a professional background that began as a police reporter for Chicago's City News Bureau and went on to include the position of Far East ...Read More
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As a freelance journalist, Norman Sklarewitz brings to his work for the Washington Times' Communities a professional background that began as a police reporter for Chicago's City News Bureau and went on to include the position of Far East Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. As such he reported on major political, economic and social events of international significance from throughout Asia including the Vietnam War. Subsequently, he joined U.S. News & World Report as Los Angeles Bureau Chief.
Since he moved on to freelance, he's published thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics for consumer, trade, airline inflights, special interest and corporate magazines and for newspaper travel sections. These outlets also include periodicals published in Asia and Europe.
He is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, two years (1944-45) of which were in the European Theater of Operations where he was a military correspondent. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Esther.