Maureen Dowd was born on January 14, 1952 in Washington, D.C. She wrote for Time magazine, before starting her career with The New York Times. Journalist. Produced January 14, 1952 in Washington, D.C. The youngest of five kids, Maureen Dowd grew up in Washington D.C. where her dad was a police inspector. She graduated with a diploma in English literature from D.C.’s Catholic University in 1973 and set out to become a journalist.
Shortly after graduation, Dowd served as an editorial assistant for the now-defunct Washington Star, slowly working her way as much as reporting and feature writing. She wrote for Time magazine to get a couple years before starting her career with The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter. In 1986, she became the newspaper’s Washington correspondent, and her sharp, incisive comments earned a faithful following. She also wrote a column, “On Washington,” for The New York Times Magazine. In 1995, Dowd moved to the Times Op Ed page, where her broadly popular column cut strong political figures down to size. Dowd has published two novels, 2004’s Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk and 2005’s Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.