Maureen Dowd

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Columnist/Journalist (1952)
Tue Aug 16 2022
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Maureen Dowd is an award-winning journalist and author. She is currently working as a columnist for The New York Times. She received a Pulitzer Prize for her columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration. Previously, she has worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star.

Maureen Brigid Dowd was born on January 14, 1952, in Washington, D.C. the United States. She is 68 years old as of 2020. She is the youngest of five children born to parents, Margaret (mother) and Mike Dowd (father). Maureen graduated with a Bachelor in English from The Catholic University of America in 1973.

Is Maureen Dowd Married?

It seems that Maureen is an unmarried woman. She might have tied her wedding knot in the post, but there is not enough evidence about her past marital status. Therefore, to date, Maureen has never been married. At present, Dowd is single, and she doesn't have a partner.

Maureen Dowd has never been married.
Image: Maureen Dowd has never been married.
Source: The Guardian

Maureen is a secretive person, and she rarely talks about her personal life. The New York Times columnist has been in a few relationship in the past. Do you know a comic book writer published a comic based on Dowd's life called 'The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd.?

Maureen's Past Affairs

Talking about Dowd's past relationships, she once dated screenwriter, and director, Aaron Sorkin. Aaron is best known for creating and producing television shows, The West Wing, The Newsroom, and broadway plays, A Few Good Men, To kill a Mockingbird, etc. It is not known when the ex-couple began dating, but some sources claim they had a brief relationship in 2005.

Maureen Dowd once dated actor, Michael Douglas.
Image: Maureen Dowd once dated actor, Michael Douglas. He is now married to actress, Catherine-Zeta Jones.
Source: usmagazine

Further, Maureen has once dated New York Times columnist John Tierney. He is a contributing editor to City Journal. They had an office next to each other reportedly. Likewise, Dowd dated actor Michael Douglas in the late 1990s.

Net Worth

Dowd hasn't revealed her actual salary and earnings, but she might have an estimated net worth of $2 million, similar to another columnist, Shirley Leung. Besides, Maureen earns an annual salary of over $120,000 as a columnist.

Watch a clip of Maureen Dowd on the late-night show!

The average salary for The New York Times columnist ranges from $49,000-$140,000. Therefore, Dowd has a decent income. Also, she has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, etc.

While Maureen was working with Time magazine and Washington Star, her annual salary was over $56,000. Her column appears every Sunday, and she is still active in the journalism industry.

Career Achievement

Dowd began her journalism career as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star in 1974. She moved to The New York Times in 1983 as a metropolitan correspondent. Further, Maureen has covered nine presidential campaigns.

In 1996, Maureen was named Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine. Likewise, she won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for covering the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Some of the renowned writers of The New York Times like, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, also won the Pulitzer Prize for their story on Harvey Weinstein.

Moreover, Maureen has published books such as Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide, and Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk.

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