Eric Mink - 2010

St. Louis-born Eric Mink joined the Post-Dispatch in 1977 and became its TV critic in 1979. In 1993, he accepted an offer to become television critic at the New York Daily News. Over some 25 years, Mink wrote more than 4,000 opinion columns, reviews, analyses, news stories and investigative reports that were distributed to newspapers throughout North and South America. His freelance articles were published by The New York Times, Time magazine, Atlantic Monthly, TV Guide and the Washington Journalism Review. Mink served for 15 years on the jury of the prestigious duPont-Columbia Awards for Radio and Television Journalism. He was a frequent guest on network, cable and local TV programs, a regular contributor to St. Louis radio shows and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and his caricature appeared in a TV parody in Mad magazine. Mink returned to St. Louis in 2003 to edit the Post’s commentary page and write an often controversial op-ed column. In 2009, Mink left the paper and began teaching film studies at Webster University and offering writing and editing services to freelance clients. He is the author of “This is Today: A Window on Our Times,” published in 2003. (Howard Weissman photo)