Charles M. Blow

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Charles M. Blow
Born August 11, 1970
United States
Occupation Journalist, columnist, writer

Charles M. Blow (born August 11, 1970) is an American journalist, and the current visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Blow grew up in Gibsland, Louisiana[1] and graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in the same state. He has worked as a graphics director and art director for the Times and National Geographic respectively.

In April 2008, he began publishing a column in the Times, featuring charts as a form of opinion journalism. His column originally appeared biweekly on Saturdays; in May 2009 it became a weekly feature, and since December 2012 it appears twice weekly, every Thursday and Saturday. Increasingly it is an essay in text with no chart. Blow also wrote a blog entitled "By The Numbers" for the newspaper's website which was rarely updated and essentially discontinued in 2011.[2]

Blow is a single father of three children, one of his children goes to university and his twins are in high school. They live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.[3]

He often appears on CNN and MSNBC.


  1. ^ Lamb, Brian (March 27, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-SPAN. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Columnist Biography: Charles M. Blow". The New York Times ( April 28, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lamb, Brian (March 27, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-Span. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 

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