Maureen Bridgid Dowd, who is commonly known as Maureen Dowd was born on 14 January 1952 in Washington D.C. She is a columnist for "The New York Times" and also a best-selling author. During the 1970's and also during 1980s, Dowd worked for the Washington Star and Time magazine, where she covered the news as well as the sports and wrote numerous feature articles. She joined as a metropolitan reporter for Times in 1983 and eventually became an "Op-Ed" writer for newspaper in 1995. In the year 1999, Dowd was also awarded a "Pulitzer Prize" for her series of the columns on "Monica Lewinsky scandal" in Clinton administration.
Life and career:
Dowd was born as the youngest of 5 children in the Washington, D.C. Her father, Mike was working as a D.C. police inspector and Peggy (mother) was a homemaker. In the year 1973, Dowd was able to receive a B.A. in English from the Catholic University, which was located in Washington, D.C.
Dowd started her career in the year 1974 and served as an editorial assistant for Washington Star. She later became as a sports columnist, feature writer and metropolitan reporter in the same organization. When the newspaper company closed in 1981, Dowd joined Time. In the year 1983, she joined "The New York Times", as a metropolitan reporter and served as a correspondent in "The Times" Washington bureau during 1986.
In 1991, she received a "Breakthrough Award" from the Columbia University. In the year 1992, she became a "Pulitzer Prize" finalist for the national reporting. In 1994, Dowd won a "Matrix Award" from New York Women for Communications.
Dowd served as a columnist on "The New York Times" Op-Ed page during 1995, by replacing "Anna Quindlen", who left the company to become a novelist. Dowd was also named as "Woman of the Year" in 1996 by Glamour magazine, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for her distinguished commentary. Dowd also won "The Damon Runyon Award" in 2000 for her outstanding contributions to the journalism and became the foremost "Mary Alice Davis" Lectureship speaker, which was supported by the "School of Journalism" and "Center for American History" at "The University of Texas, located in Austin in 2005. In the year 2010, she was able to achieve 43rd rank on "The Daily Telegraph's list" of the hundred most significant liberals in America.
Dowd's columns are well known for acerbic and also for polemical writing style. Her columns also display an irreverent and critical attitude towards the powerful, mostly political facts on former Presidents "George W. Bush" and "Bill Clinton". Dowd's interest in the candidate's personalities made her to earn more criticism in her career.
She was also one of the most influential stars in Washington. At the "Times", she was selected for 1992 Pulitzer Prize for her national reporting. After this, she became a columnist in 1995 for the editorial page. She is also known as one of the best columnist in Washington.