Steve Twomey started his career as a copyboy (that was the name of the job) at the Chicago Tribune when he was in high school. He graduated from Northwestern University and spent the next 14 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. He reported, edited and wrote a column for The Washington Post, then wrote magazine stories and taught journalism at New York University and the City University of New York. Twomey authored the book Countdown to Pearl Harbor, and the next year was the keynote speaker at the Pearl Harbor ceremony that commemorates the attack. Twomey lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Kathleen Carroll. They are the proud parents of an adult son, Nick.