Maureen Dowd Bio, Age, Family, Husband, School, Salary, Net Worth, New York Times

Maureen Dowd The New York Times columnist

Maureen Dowd Biography

Maureen Dowd is a New York Times columnist and author. Dowd worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star in the 1970s and early 1980s, where she covered news and sports and wrote feature articles.


How old is Maureen Dowd? – Age

She was born as Maureen Brigid Dowd on 14 January 1952. She is 69 years as of 2021.

Where did Maureen Dowd go to school? – Education

Dowd graduated from Immaculata High School in 1969, which is now closed. She earned a B.A. in English from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1973.

Maureen Dowd – Family

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

Maureen Dowd husband

Dowd was previously in a relationship with Aaron Sorkin, the writer, and producer of The West Wing. She has also had a brief relationship with actor Michael Douglas and is an ex-girlfriend of her fellow Times journalist John Tierney.

Maureen Dowd The New York Times columnist
Maureen Dowd The New York Times columnist

What is Dowd Salary?

She earns an estimated salary of $205,450 annually.

Dowd Net Worth

Her net worth is $3.5 million.

Maureen Dowd Career

Dowd’s career began in 1974 as an editing assistant at the Washington Star, where she eventually worked as a metropolitan reporter, sportswriter, and feature reporter. After the publication folded in 1981, she went to work for the Times. Dowd began her career as a metropolitan journalist for The New York Times in 1983, and she then moved to The Times’s Washington Bureau to cover politics in 1986. She is presently a political journalist for The New York Times’ op-ed page.            She has also covered nine presidential elections, served as a White House reporter for The New York Times, and authored an “On Washington” column for The New York Times Magazine. Dowd Published her first book titled “Bushworld” in the run-up to the 2004 presidential election. Bushworld covered the presidency as well as the personality of George W. Bush. Following the “Bushworld” book turning into a best-seller, Dowd shifted from presidential politics to sexual politics where she published another book that is famously known as “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide” which is also turned into a bestseller book.


In 2004, Dowd received the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, presented by Awards Council member Neil Sheehan at the International Achievement Summit in Chicago. This entry was posted on July 8, 2010.                                                                                                                                            In 2012, NUI Galway awarded her an honorary doctorate.


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