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Maureen  Dowd

Maureen Dowd

New York Times Columnist & Pulitzer Prize-Winner


Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist on The New York Times Op-Ed page in 1995 after having served as a correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau since 1986. She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She also wrote a column, On Washington, for The New York Times Magazine. Read More >

In a rare instance of making headlines instead of writing them, Dowd was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year for 1996.  But Dowd isn’t all glitz and glamour, Dowd joined The New York Times as a feisty metropolitan reporter in 1983. She began her career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. When the Star closed in 1981, she went to Time magazine.

Known for her witty, incisive and often acerbic portraits of the powerful, Dowd began her career at The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in October 1983, and in 1992 was a Pulitzer prize finalist for national reporting.  She would not win her Pulitzer until 7 years later.

Born in Washington DC, Dowd received a BA degree in English literature from Catholic University in Washington, DC in 1973. Read Less ^

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An Evening with Maureen Dowd

During her renowned career in journalism, Maureen Dowd has made it her mission to look closer into Washington and the politics game. She has written for major newspapers like the New York Times and has been rewarded for her work with as high an honor as the Pulitzer Prize. When it comes to the election, Dowd is able to provide a unique point of view. She has always looked deeper into the minds of politicians and the inner workings of our nation’s Capital. Maureen Dowd will bring an unbiased, uncensored outlook into any election discussion.

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