Maureen Dowd

Inside Biography

Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, author, and a New York Times op-ed columnist. She previously worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star before joining The New York Times in 1983. She became a columnist at NYT in 1995.   

How Old Is Maureen Dowd? Where Was She Educated?

Maureen Dowd was born Maureen Brigid Dowd on January 14, 1952, in Washington, D.C., the youngest of five children, to Mike Dowd, a police inspector, and his wife Margaret Meenehan. She is 68 years old as of December 2020.

Dowd attended the now-defunct Immaculata High School, graduating in 1969. She went on to attend The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1973. She earned her honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2012. 

Who Has Maureen Dowd Dated in the Past?

Maureen Dowd was previously linked with such men as filmmaker Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenplay writer of The Social Network and the creator-producer of The West Wing.

Dowd has also dated actor Michael Douglas, of Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, and Ant-Man fame, and her fellow New York Times columnist John Tierney.        


Maureen Dowd began her professional journalism career in 1987 for the now-defunct daily newspaper, the Washington Star. She started as an editorial a s sistant and climbed the ranks to become a sports columnist, then, a metropolitan reporter, and finally, a feature writer.

When the paper folded in 1981, Dowd joined Time magazine. While still working at Time, Dowd joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983. 

Maureen Dowd on Real Time with Bill Maher SOURCE: YouTube

In 1993, she became the youngest op-ed columnist in The New York Times' history at the age of 43. Among her career highlights is a Pulitzer Prize win for "Commentary" in 1998 for her coverage of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for distinguished commentary, and a Damon Runyon Award in 2000 for outstanding contributions to journalism.          

Besides being an award-winning columnist, Maureen Dowd is also an accomplished author. She has three published works to her name: 2004's "Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk", 2005's "Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide", and 2016's "The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics"

What is Maureen Dowd's Net Worth in 2020?

According to some online sources, Maureen Dowd is believed to have a net worth of around $1 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is a tenured op-ed columnist at The New York Times. She has covered such topics as the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, several Presidential Elections, and international politics.  

by shrijan, 02 Dec, 2020

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