Matthew Dowd Biography
Matthew Dowd born in the United States as Matthew John Dowd is a political pundit and consultant working as a special correspondent and analyst for ABC News where he appears on This Week, Good Morning America, and Nightline, and writes a regular column for various publications. Dowd not only covers politics, but also technological, fiscal, and theological patterns.
He also served on the boards of several non-profit groups in Texas, including the Seton Family of Hospitals, a non-profit Catholic health system. He was an advisor to Bono and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the One Initiative. He taught workshops at the LBJ School of Public Relations at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Texas. He was the chief strategist for the 2004 presidential race between Bush and Cheney and is a strategic analyst for ABC News.
How old is Matthew Dowd? – Age
The ABC special correspondent is 60 years old as of May 29, 2021. He was born in 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Matthew Dowd Family – Parents and Siblings
Dow was born to an Irish Catholic family consisting of 11 children. His parents are Republican, his father was an auto executive and his mother is a homemaker who previously worked as an elementary school teacher.
Matthew Dowd Wife
Down is dating. He has been married twice and his all marriages ended in divorce. He is in a relationship with journalist and author Maria Shriver “Maria Owings Shriver,” she was previously married to the former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has three sons from his first marriage with Nicole Baines, his second marriage with Tammy Edgerly ended in divorce after one of his twin infant daughters died in the hospital.
Matthew Dowd Education
Dowd attended Cardinal Newman College in St. Louis, Missouri. When attending college in St. Louis, Missouri, for the campaign of D-Mo Governor Joseph P. Teasdale.
Matthew Dowd Career
As a Democrat, he started his political career as a member of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., House, and campaign workers. He has worked for Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, among others. He switched parties to become a Republican in 1999. He was a Senior Advisor to the Republican National Committee during the 2002 election. Dowd was chief strategist for the re-election campaign of George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential election. During his 2006 reelection bid, Dowd was the strategist for Arnold Schwarzenegger. As reported in The New York Times on April 1, 2007, George W. Bush, whom he blamed for failing to call the country together in a time of war, for rejecting the will of the American public with regard to the Iraq War, his re-appointment of former UN ambassador John Bolton after his denied confirmation, and for failing to hold on to the will of the American public with regard to the Iraq War, had come to feel a profound dissatisfaction with and considerable disappointment.
In line with Democracy Today! After contemplating the possibility of his own son’s deployment to the region, and after seeing Bush refuse to meet with anti-war-mother Cindy Sheehan in the summer of 2005 when entertaining Lance Armstrong at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Dowd claims to have experienced a change of heart about the Iraq War and adopted a stance urging a withdrawal from that country. These events, as well as Bush’s treatment of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, were cited by Dowd as reasons for this move. Dowd was not on good terms with former White House political advisor Karl Rove when he left the Bush administration. Sidney Blumenthal described Dowd as a “Matthew Dowd’s not-so-miraculous conversion” in an opinion piece in Salon, titled “opportunist”
As its new political contributor, he was unveiled on ABC’s Good Morning America in December 2007. He also appears with George Stephanopoulos on the same This Week network. “Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on a few things: That the government, in the name of fighting terrorism, has the right to listen in on all of our phone conversations and read our e-mails, even if it has no compelling reason for doing so.”Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on a few things: that the government has the right to listen to all of our phone conversations and read our emails in the name of fighting terrorism, even if it has no legitimate excuse to do so.
Currently, Dowd is a founding member of the planning firm ViaNovo. He taught at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Relations at the University of Texas. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago since 2015.