American reporter Maureen Dowd works as a columnist for The New York Times. She is the recipient of the Columbia University’s Breakthrough Award in 1991 and a 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting.
Maureen Dowd Bio & family; Height, Siblings, Education
The columnist was born Maureen Brigid Dowd on 14 January 1952 in Washington, D.C. Talking about her family, she is one the youngest out of five from her parents, Mike Dowd and Margaret “Peggy” (Meenehan). Out of four, one of her brother’s names is Kevin and a sister is Peggy Dowd. Her mother is a homemaker while her dad is a former Washington, D.C. police inspector.
In terms of education, she went to Immaculata High School to complete graduation in 1969. In 1973, she got a B.A. degree in English from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Career Details: Columnist Tenure At The New York Times
Right from 1974, she got the fortune to ally as an editorial assistant for the Washington Star. Over there, she was a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter, and feature writer. In 1981, the newspaper got closed which made her work at Time. Sometime later, her dream to work with The New York Times came true in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter.
She then became the columnist of The New York Times in 1995. It’s been over twenty years, she has been able to garner an immense fan following. Her most recent work was interviewing Tesla CEO, Elon Musk to which she received immense good reviews.
Some of her columnist work included writing the 2000 presidential election. Likewise, on 4 March 2014, she wrote a column about the dominance of men in the film industry; in it, she quoted Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Is Maureen Dowd Married Now?
Maureen’s reticent nature makes some people wonder about her relationship. It is difficult to know whether she is possibly married or arguably single. However, back in the days, she dated Aaron Sorkin, who also happens to be the creator and producer of The West Wing. Besides Aaron, she was linked with actor Michael Douglas and her former fellow Times columnist John Tierney. Anyone of the relationship has neither been confirmed nor denied.
Some Interesting Facts About Maureen Dowd
- Maureen has 5,924 Instagram followers.
- Her Twitter account followers rake more than 685.5K.
- In 1994 she won a Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications.