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Maureen Dowd is a well known American columnist and best-selling author

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BirthdayJanuary 14, 1952
NationalityAmerican
FamousColumnist, Media Personalities, Journalists, Newspaper Columnists
Known asMaureen Bridgid Dowd
Universities
  • Immaculata High School B.A.
  • Catholic University of America
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
ReligionRoman Catholic
GenderFemale
FatherMike
MotherPeggy
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inWashington, D.C.
Famous asAmerican Columnist

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Who is Maureen Dowd?

Maureen Dowd is one of the most well-known columnists in America, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her columns on the 'Lewinsky scandal' during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Her career in journalism took birth after she became an editorial assistant with the newspaper, the 'Washington Star', where she rose up the ladder to become a sports reporter, feature writer and metropolitan reporter. She later worked for the ‘Times’ magazine for a brief period, before joining the 'The New York Times' Washington bureau as a correspondent. She also authored the column ‘On Washington’ for ‘The New York Times’ Magazine. She was later appointed as the ‘The New York Times’ Op-Ed page columnist. Known for her powerful articles on politics and political figures, her skilful, sharp commentary earned her a loyal readership, making her a popular writer. She has also authored two books ‘Bushworld: Enter At Your Own Risk' and the controversial ‘Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide'. She has a B.A in English from The Catholic University. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and anecdotes including The Damon Runyon Award.

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Childhood & Early Life

Maureen Bridgid Dowd was born on January 14, 1952 in Washington, D.C. to police inspector Mike Dowd and his wife, Peggy. She is a Roman Catholic and is of Irish American ancestry.

In 1969, she graduated from the Immaculata High School. She later went to The Catholic University, where she obtained a degree in English.

Career

In 1974, she began her career in journalism as an editorial assistant with the newspaper, the 'Washington Star'. There, she later worked as a metropolitan reporter, feature writer and sports columnist.

In 1981, after the 'Washington Star' closed down, she stared working for the ‘Time’ magazine. After two years, she joined 'The New York Times' as a metropolitan reporter.

From 1986, she became a correspondent for 'The New York Times' Washington bureau. She soon became known for her incisive and sharp writing skills, which earned her a loyal readership.

For 'The New York Times', she went on to report on presidential campaigns and also served as a White House correspondent. She wrote the column, ‘On Washington’ for ‘The New York Times’ Magazine.

In 1995, she started writing columns for the ‘The New York Times’ Op-Ed page, after she replaced former columnist, Anna Quindlen. Here, she wrote powerful articles on political figures.

In 1998, she covered and wrote about the ‘Lewinsky scandal'. She wrote columns on the impeachment of Bill Clinton and his infamous extra-marital affair with the White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

In 2003, she authored a column titled ‘Could Thomas Be Right?’ in ‘The New York Times’. The following year, her columns 'The Red Zone' and 'Rove's Revenge' was published in the same paper.

In 2004, her first book titled ‘Bushworld: Enter At Your Own Risk' was published. The book forwarded her take on the George W Bush administration.

On November 8, 2005, she came out with her book titled, ‘Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide'. The book created controversy and was not well received by critics.

In 2006, she authored ‘The New York Times’ column titled ‘Obama’s Project Runway’, in which she stressed on the fact that he was appearing in many fashion magazines.

Some of the columns authored by her in ‘The New York Times’ include, 'Why the Y?', 'Twisted Sister, and Brothers', Funny Girl', 'Lost Art of Loyalty', ' From Love Nests to Desire Surveillance', 'A Dynasty to Duck', 'Cat on a Hot Stove', 'Pope Trumps President' and 'A Mad Tea Party'.

Awards & Achievements

In 1996, the Glamour magazine conferred her with the 'Woman of the Year' title.

In 1999, she became the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for ‘distinguished commentary'.

In 2000, she was awarded ‘The Damon Runyon Award' for 'outstanding contributions to journalism'.

In 2005, she was a Mary Alice Davis Lectureship speaker at The University of Texas at Austin.

In 2007, she was ranked at number 37 on The Daily Telegraph's list of ' 100 most influential liberals in America'.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2009, one of her articles was accused of plagiarism. There were similarities found between her work and that of an earlier published blog post of TPM editor Josh Marshall.

Trivia

This Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and best-selling author is famous for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.

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Maureen Dowd awards

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1991 - Breakthrough Award
1994 - Matrix Award

Maureen Dowd biography timelines

  • // 14th Jan 1952
    Maureen Bridgid Dowd was born on January 14, 1952 in Washington, D.C. to police inspector Mike Dowd and his wife, Peggy. She is a Roman Catholic and is of Irish American ancestry.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, she graduated from the Immaculata High School. She later went to The Catholic University, where she obtained a degree in English.
  • // 1974
    In 1974, she began her career in journalism as an editorial assistant with the newspaper, the 'Washington Star'. There, she later worked as a metropolitan reporter, feature writer and sports columnist.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, after the 'Washington Star' closed down, she stared working for the ‘Time’ magazine. After two years, she joined 'The New York Times' as a metropolitan reporter.
  • // 1986
    From 1986, she became a correspondent for 'The New York Times' Washington bureau. She soon became known for her incisive and sharp writing skills, which earned her a loyal readership.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, she started writing columns for the ‘The New York Times’ Op-Ed page, after she replaced former columnist, Anna Quindlen. Here, she wrote powerful articles on political figures.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, the Glamour magazine conferred her with the 'Woman of the Year' title.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she covered and wrote about the ‘Lewinsky scandal'. She wrote columns on the impeachment of Bill Clinton and his infamous extra-marital affair with the White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she became the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for ‘distinguished commentary'.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she was awarded ‘The Damon Runyon Award' for 'outstanding contributions to journalism'.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she authored a column titled ‘Could Thomas Be Right?’ in ‘The New York Times’. The following year, her columns 'The Red Zone' and 'Rove's Revenge' was published in the same paper.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, her first book titled ‘Bushworld: Enter At Your Own Risk' was published. The book forwarded her take on the George W Bush administration.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she was a Mary Alice Davis Lectureship speaker at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • // 8th Nov 2005
    On November 8, 2005, she came out with her book titled, ‘Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide'. The book created controversy and was not well received by critics.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she authored ‘The New York Times’ column titled ‘Obama’s Project Runway’, in which she stressed on the fact that he was appearing in many fashion magazines.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she was ranked at number 37 on The Daily Telegraph's list of ' 100 most influential liberals in America'.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, one of her articles was accused of plagiarism. There were similarities found between her work and that of an earlier published blog post of TPM editor Josh Marshall.

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