Charles M. Blow
|Charles M. Blow|
Charles Blow at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.
|Born||Charles McRay Blow
August 11, 1970
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist, writer|
Charles McRay 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. He 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.
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 twice weekly in December 2012. As of May 2014, it appears every Monday and Thursday. 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.
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. In 2014 Blow came out publicly as bisexual.
- Lamb, Brian (March 15, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-SPAN. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- "Columnist Biography: Charles M. Blow". The New York Times (nytimes.com). April 28, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2009.
- Lamb, Brian (March 15, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-Span. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- "NY Times’ Charles M. Blow Writes on Being Bisexual in New Book". Eurweb.com. September 3, 2014.
- "New York Times Columnist Charles Blow On Revealing He's Bisexual In His New Book". The Huffington Post. September 26, 2014.
- Charles M. Blow on Facebook
- Charles M. Blow on Twitter
- Charles M. Blow at the Internet Movie Database
- Blow's columns, The New York Times
- Blow's interview on National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Blow, March 15, 2011
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