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Mike Royko
c. Early 1970s
c. Early 1970s
Born Michael Royko Jr.
(1932-09-19)September 19, 1932
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died April 29, 1997(1997-04-29) (aged 64)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Resting place Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • columnist
Language English
Period 1955–1997
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Commentary (1972)
Spouse
Carol Duckman
(m. 1954; died 1979)

Judy Arndt (m. 1986)
Children 4

Michael Royko Jr. (September 19, 1932 – April 29, 1997) was an American newspaper columnist from Chicago. Over his 30-year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune. A humorist who focused on life in Chicago, he was the winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

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