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Maureen  Dowd

Maureen Dowd

New York Times Columnist & Pulitzer Prize-Winner

Biography

Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of three New York Times best sellers, became an Op-Ed columnist in 1995. In August 2014, she also became a writer for The Times Magazine. Read More >

Born in Washington, Ms. 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 nine 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. 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.

Fit to Print: Writing on Washington