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Elizabeth Drew (born November 16, 1935) is an American political journalist and author.
Elizabeth Brenner was born on November 16, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of William J. Brenner, a furniture manufacturer and Estelle Jacobs. Drew was married to J. Patterson Drew from 1964 to 1970 and has been married to David Webster since 1981. She currently resides in Washington D.C.
Drew attended Wellesley College, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in 1957 with a BA in Political Science. She was Washington correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly (1967–73) and The New Yorker (1973–92). She made regular appearances on "Agronsky and Company" and hosted her own interview program for PBS between 1971 and 1973. Drew makes regular appearances on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Drew has written 13 books, including Washington Journal: The Events of 1973-74 (1975), an account of the Watergate scandal; Portrait of an Election: The 1980 Presidential Campaign (1981); On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency (1994); and Citizen McCain (2002); and George W. Bush's Washington (2004). Her most recent book is Richard M. Nixon (2007).
- "Elizabeth Drew: 9th Annual John S Knight Lecturer". Stanford University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012.
- "Elizabeth Drew". New York Review of Books. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Historical Roster of Directors and Officers". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia biography
- Elizabeth Drew archive from The New York Review of Books
- Drew audio interview on Barack Obama's transition strategy, his cabinet picks, and the new style of governance
- Elizabeth Drew C-SPAN video archive