Maureen Dowd Biography
Maureen Dowd full name Maureen Bridgid Dowd, is an American columnist for The New York Times, and an author. She was born on January 14, 1952 to Margaret and Mike Dowd in Washington, D.C., as the youngest of five children.
She graduated from Immaculata High School in 1969. She received a B.A. in English in 1973 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. In 1983, she joined The New York Times as a metropolitan correspondent and then moved to The Times’s Washington bureau in 1986 to cover politics. Ms. Dowd has covered seven presidential campaigns, served as The Times’s White House correspondent, and written “On Washington,” a column for The Times Magazine. In the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, G. P. Putnam published her first book, “Bushworld,” which covered the presidency and personality of George W. Bush. After “Bushworld” quickly climbed the best-seller list, Ms. Dowd switched from presidential politics to sexual politics in another best seller, “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide,” released in 2005.
In addition to The New York Times, Ms. Dowd has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Mademoiselle, Sports Illustrated and others. Her column appears every Sunday.
Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of two New York Times best sellers, became an Op-Ed columnist in 1995. In August 2014, she also became a writer for The Times Magazine.
Maureen Dowd Age
She was born on January 14, 1952.
Maureen Dowd Husband – Maureen Dowd Married
Maureen Dowd is not married.
Maureen Dowd Personal Life
Dowd formerly dated Aaron Sorkin, the creator and producer of The West Wing. She has also been briefly connected with the actor Michael Douglas and is an ex-companion of her fellow Times columnist John Tierney. Dowd is a practicing Catholic.
Maureen Dowd Net Worth
Her net worth is not known. However, she earns a high salary from her career as a columnist and author.