Pat Flynn was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 11th, 1962. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. After graduation, he went into journalism and worked for several newspapers including the Champaign Daily News from 1991 until 1993. From 1993 to 1996 he served as a reporter and editor for WGN-TV’s “The Evening Bulletin” before returning to television work in 1997.
In 1998, he joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter and then became a staff writer for its Sunday edition from 1999 to 2002. During his time there, he wrote two best-selling nonfiction books: “The Last Days of the Great Lakes Seaway” (2000) and “Pilgrims to the Sea: A History of American Immigration” (2002). In 2003, he left the Tribune to become a full-time columnist for The Washington Post.
Flynn has been a regular contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NBC News since 2004. He has appeared on numerous radio shows including “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” “The John Fredericks Show,” “America’s Talk Radio” and others. In 2009, he published his first book, “A Patriot’s Life: The Extraordinary Story of Patrick J. Flynn.
Pat Flynn is one of the best-known writers on the topics of patriotism, the U.S. Constitution and American history. His great appreciation for these cornerstones of our nation stems from his family’s decades-long dedication to public service. Patrick Flynn and his father, R.
James Flynn, are both veteran journalists who have focused their careers on observing and writing about the historical events that shaped our country.
In 2011, Flynn’s second nonfiction book, “We Have the Fortitude: The Man in the Arena,” was released. In it he introduces the concept of “fortitude” which is one’s ability to face and endure hardship, adversity, pain or stress. It focuses on the lives and careers of several great American leaders including Ulysses S. Grant, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt.
Pat Flynn is a columnist for the Washington Post and serves as the Executive Director of the Voice of the Army (VOA) – an independent news source produced by soldiers serving at Fort Meade. In addition to his work as a reporter, Pat Flynn has written two non-fiction books: “Pilgrims to the Sea” (2002) and “The Last Days of the Great Lakes Seaway” (2004). He lives in Washington, D.C.
Pat Flynn, in an effort to broaden his knowledge of history and the world at large, took his first trip out of the country in early 2012 when he visited London. He spent 10 days there immersing himself in the culture and landmarks that have come to symbolize England’s rich history. Since then, he has visited many other places around the world and plans to continue doing so for many years to come. with his wife and three children.
Patrick Flynn was born in December of 1962 in the small town of Wood River, Illinois. He is the second of two children born to R. James Flynn and Dolly Flynn (nee O’Brien). He attended Wood River High School where he was a member of the cross-country team and school newspaper before graduating in 1980. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1984.
Sources & references used in this article:
Human immunodeficiency virus protease inhibitors serve as substrates for multidrug transporter proteins MDR1 and MRP1 but retain antiviral efficacy in cell lines … by RV Srinivas, D Middlemas, P Flynn… – Antimicrobial agents …, 1998 – Am Soc Microbiol
Current pediatrician practices in identifying high-risk behaviors of adolescents by …, KG O’Connor, JD Klein, E Cooper, P Flynn… – Pediatrics, 2010 – Am Acad Pediatrics
Applying standards-based constructivism: A two-step guide for motivating middle and high school students by P Flynn – 2004 – books.google.com
Applying standards-based constructivism: A two-step guide for motivating elementary students by P Flynn – 2004 – books.google.com
The International Stillbirth Alliance: connecting for life by …, V Culling, D Ellwood, JJ Erwich, V Flenady, P Flynn… – The Lancet, 2011 – thelancet.com
Dispute erupts over ancient human remains found at UCSD by P Flynn – 1997 – March
Enrollment and transition challenges in the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) network’s PROMISE trial for resource … by P Flynn, PJ Vermette, D Mesibov, RM Smith – 2007 – Institute for Learning Centered …