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A long-time contributor to TravelAge West, Norman Sklarewitz brings to travel a solid background in hard-news reporting. This includes staff positions as a Far East Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal based in Tokyo and L.A. Bureau Chief with U.S. News & World Report. As a foreign correspondent, he reported on major international events throughout Asia, including the Vietnam War.
As a freelancer, he's published thousands of articles for consumer, trade, airline inflight, special interest and corporate magazines, as well as in newspaper travel sections. These outlets also include periodicals published in Asia and Europe.
He is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, two years (1944-45) of which were in the European Theater of Operations where he was a military correspondent. Norm lives in Los Angeles with his wife Esther.