Maureen Bridgid Dowd is a best-selling author and writer for The New York Times. She also served Time magazine and the Washington Star previously where she mostly wrote about sports and made a number of feature articles. In 1999, she received a Pulitzer Prize for the work she did about the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
DOWD’S ORIGINS AND PERSONAL LIFE
Dowd grew up in Washington D.C. even though her family was of Irish descent. She went to Immaculata High School and finished a degree in English at The Catholic University of America.
When it came to her love life, Dowd dated several men including Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the creation of The West Wing, Michael Douglas, and John Tierney of the Times.
DOWD’S MEDIA CAREER
Dowd’s career in print media began when she started working as the editorial assistant for the Washington Star in 1974. Afterwards, she came working for Time and then for The New York Times. In 1986, her career as a correspondent for the Times commenced.
Dowd’s work for The New York Times Op-Ed page earned her various awards like the Pulitzer Prize, The Damon Runyon Award, and also came 43rd on The Daily Telegraph’s list of the 100 most influential liberals in America.
Some people greatly thought that the articles wrote by Dowd were influenced by her mother who was supposedly full of humor and intellect. Her articles were also focused topics that were related to politics, entertainment business, and gender related issues. For other people, the things she wrote displayed a caricatured view of politics that could be characterized to possess precision and exaggeration.
Sometimes, her articles tackled other sensitive issues like her negative experiences with the use of cannabis, the dominance of men in the film and entertainment industry, and one particular was about the stroke suffered by her niece after undergoing arterial dissection in the brain.