Rex Huppke earned his master’s degree from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism and worked for the Associated Press in Indiana. Huppke wandered reported on stories of national interest, and was one of 10 media witnesses to the 2001 execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
In 2003, Huppke began writing for the Chicago Tribune. Huppke transitioned to column writing, and found that his penchant for humor was an effective way of delivering opinions. In 2012, Huppke wrote a satirical obituary for facts (“Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet”) that was named one of Time magazine’s top 10 opinion pieces of the year.