Germond, Jack (30 January 1928 - )
Germond is a member of the panel on the weekly Public Broadcasting System show "Inside Washington" and a journalist for "The Baltimore Sun."
He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Army 1946 - 1947, and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and history.
Germond has remarked publicly a number of times both in the press and television (including on the The McLaughlin Group) about his lack of religious belief.
In an "Inside Washington" program broadcast February 3, 2001, about President Bush's faith-based initiative, Germond said:
- I don't quarrel with the proposition that faith-based organizations do worthwhile things, they do. They should do it with their own money. The fact is, if we start getting public money in there, it is inevitable that we're going to get a little bit of religion along with it. And for people like me, who are not believers, that is absolutely outrageous, and it's unconstitutional.
Germond appears on CNN as a liberal commentator. He is married to Alice Germond, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, and they live in Charles Town, West Virginia.