Dan Rodricks


Dan Rodricks is an award-winning columnist for The Baltimore Sun, writing commentary on local, regional and national news three days a week since January 1979. He is also the host of a podcast, called Roughly Speaking, on baltimoresun.com. He is the former host of Midday, a daily talk show on WYPR, the NPR affiliate in Baltimore. Earlier, he was host of a talk show on WBAL Radio, contributed feature stories and commentary to WBAL-TV News, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, and he produced and served as host of a live television show, "Rodricks For Breakfast," on WMAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore. He is the winner of several national and regional journalism awards, and the author of two books.

Recent Articles

  • Rodricks: Breaking monuments, breaking silence

    Rodricks: Breaking monuments, breaking silence

    I return to Matthew Crenson’s new history of Baltimore, and my discussions with him on the “Roughly Speaking” podcast, because of a point he made about this city and race: We do not like to talk about it. Never did. Starting in the Colonial period, Baltimoreans mostly avoided the subject, let it...

  • Harford 911 center rattled by evening thunderstorm

    Harford 911 center rattled by evening thunderstorm

    As a driving thunderstorm sent emergency units to numerous calls throughout Harford County on Friday evening, 10 dispatchers and call-takers at the county’s 911 center reported feeling electric shock from a possible lightning strike at the Department of Emergency Services building in Forest Hill....