Bob Markus spent 36 years as a sports writer and columnist for The Chicago Tribune, winning numerous awards, including a National Headliner Award as best sports columnist and three Illinois Sports Writer of the Year honors. He has been included in Who's Who in America in each of the last 25 years. A 1955 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he was a general assignment reporter and assistant state editor for the Moline (I1.) Dispatch before joining The Tribune in 1959. He and his wife of 48 years, Leslie lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and they have two daughters namely Cathy and Trish and a son Mike.