Mike Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor, and occasional guest host, on the network's Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe. Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC's Today Show. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the Boston Herald, New York Daily News, and The Boston Globe, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston's working and middle classes. He has also written articles and opinion pieces for The Huffington Post, Newsweek.com, Esquire, George and ESPN Magazine. Since 1982, Barnicle has been a regular contributor to WCVB-TV's nightly news show, Chronicle. His award-winning documentaries include Armed and Dangerous, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and Justice on Trial, an expose on the Massachusetts judicial system.