Eric Mink is a lifelong journalist and freelance writer based in St. Louis, Mo. He has been teaching film studies since 2009 on the adjunct faculty at Webster University. Mink previously served as Op-Ed Editor and op-ed columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and, prior to that, as television critic and media analyst at the New York Daily News and the Post-Dispatch. His freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, The Atlantic, TV Guide and on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among many other outlets in the U.S. and overseas. He has been interviewed on ABC’s Nightline, CBS Evening News, CNN’s Reliable Sources, NBC's Today show, MSNBC’s The News with Brian Williams, CNBC, Court TV and numerous other broadcast and cable television and radio programs. Mink served for 15 years as a member of the awards jury for the prestigious duPont-Columbia Awards for Television and Radio Journalism, administered by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He is the author of “This is TODAY: A Window on our Times,” an illustrated history of the second half of the 20th Century as viewed through the prism of NBC's “Today” show. He is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including awards from the National Press Club in Washington, the School of Communications of Penn State University, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and many others. Mink is a St. Louis native who grew up and lives in the suburb of University City. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.