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: 'Flying straight' after crime and prison

    Rodricks: 'Flying straight' after crime and prison

    I asked Darnell Fields how it all started — that other life he lived before the one he’s trying to build now — and the answer sounded very familiar: He grew up extremely poor in East Baltimore; his father was absent, his mother was caught up in drugs and went to prison; Fields lived with his maternal...

  • Recommended reading: 'Strange Weather' for 'Stranger Things' fans

    Recommended reading: 'Strange Weather' for 'Stranger Things' fans

    Paula Gallagher, Baltimore County librarian and Roughly Speaking critic, offers a list of books that she thinks will make good holidays gifts for the Instant Pot fanatic, the reluctant history buff and the "Stranger Things" follower in your life. Here are her suggestions, cleverly categorized by...