Maureen Dowd Biography

Maureen Brigid Dowd is a writer and author for The New York Times. Dowd covered news, sports, and wrote feature pieces for Time magazine and the Washington Star in the 1970s and early 1980s.

How old is Maureen Dowd? – Age

On 14 January 1952, Dowd was born. She is 69 years old as of 2021.

Where did Maureen Dowd go to school? – Education

Dowd graduated from Immaculata High School, which is now defunct, in 1969. In 1973, she graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in English.

Maureen Dowd – Family

Dowd was the youngest of five children, born in Washington, D.C. Her mum, Margaret “Peggy,” was a housewife, and her dad, Mike Dowd, was a Washington, D.C. police inspector.

Maureen Dowd husband

Dowd was formerly married to Aaron Sorkin, the writer, and producer of The West Wing. She has also had a brief romance with actor Michael Douglas and is the ex-girlfriend of John Tierney, a fellow Times journalist.

What is Dowd Salary?

Her annual income is projected to be $205,450.

Dowd Net Worth

Her estimated net worth is $3.5 million.

Maureen Dowd Career

Dowd began her career as an editing assistant at the Washington Star in 1974, where she later worked as a metropolitan reporter, sportswriter, and feature reporter. She moved to work for the Times when the newspaper collapsed in 1981. Dowd began her career in 1983 as a metropolitan writer for The New York Times, and she later transferred to The Times’ Washington Bureau to cover politics in 1986. She is currently a political journalist for the op-ed page of The New York Times. She has also covered nine presidential elections for The New York Times, worked as a White House reporter for The New York Times, and written a “On Washington” column for The New York Times Magazine. Dowd released her first book, “Bushworld,” in the lead-up to the 2004 presidential election. Bushworld covered both the presidency and George W. Bush’s personality. Following the success of her book “Bushworld,” Dowd changed her focus from presidential politics to sexual politics, publishing “Are Men Necessary? “When Sexes Collide,” which was also adapted into a bestseller book.


Dowd won the American Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award in 2004, which was awarded by Awards Council member Neil Sheehan during the International Achievement Summit in Chicago. On July 8, 2010, this entry was published. NUI Galway bestowed an honorary doctorate on her in 2012.


Dowd’s (2004). Enter at Your Own Risk in Bushworld. Putnam’s Sons. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. The ISBN number is 978-0-425-20276-0.
Dowd’s (2005). Are men necessary? Putnam, when the sexes collide. ISBN 978-0-7553-1550-5.
Maureen Dowd (2016). “The Derangement of American Politics in the Year of Dangerous Voting.” The book’s ISBN is 9781455539260.


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