George has written for The Tribune's Opinion section since 2002 (with a four-year diversion to do the same thing for The Buffalo News in Buffalo, N.Y.). Before that he worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist, and editor, and as and radio talk show host, all over Kansas. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1998. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., (Go, Royals!) and has a journalism degree from Wichita State University.