Monica Crowley

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Monica Crowley
Born (1968-09-19) September 19, 1968 (age 45)
Arizona, United States
Nationality American

Ph.D., International Affairs Columbia University

B.A., Political Science Colgate University
Occupation columnist, author, television and talk radio personality.

Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is an American conservative radio and television commentator, and author based in New York City. She has her own radio show and is a Fox News contributor, Washington Times columnist, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[1] While she has presented herself as an expert on Richard Nixon, Crowley was caught plagiarizing an article on Nixon by Paul Johnson which she presented as her own work in the Wall Street Journal. But the article contained several verbatim paragraphs from Johnson's Commentary Magazine article down to his Britishisms.[2]


Crowley holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University (2000). The title of her doctoral dissertation was Clearer than truth: Determining and preserving grand strategy. The evolution of American policy toward the People's Republic of China under Truman and Nixon.



Crowley began written correspondence with former President Richard Nixon and took the position of a research assistant for Nixon.[3] Nixon made her his Foreign Policy Assistant in 1990 because he appreciated her foreign policy opinions. She was an editorial adviser and consultant on his last two books, Seize the Moment (1992) and Beyond Peace (1994). She held the position until Nixon's death in 1994. Crowley used this period to record her conversations and observations about Nixon (she kept a diary), and she published two subsequent books on the former President in his final years: Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People (1996), published by Random House, and Nixon in Winter (1998), published by Taurus Publishing, a company established in 1994 to publish and market the MAXIM GUNN series of action - adventure - espionage novels written by Nicholas Boving.

In the mid-wrote a column for the New York Post. She has written for The New Yorker,[4] the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Times.

In June 2012 she published What the (Bleep) Just Happened?: The Happy Warrior's Guide to the Great American Comeback.

She was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


In 1999, Crowley was caught plagiarizing an article by the British writer Paul Johnson, which she presented as her own in the Wall Street Journal. The article, about Richard Nixon, contained several verbatim statements from Johnson's Commentary Magazine article, down to his British phrases.[5] The Wall Street Journal has never published anything under her byline since that time.


Crowley was a commentator for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" in the mid-1990s.[6] Since 2002, Crowley has had her own radio show, The Monica Crowley Show, which originally had been on weekends on Westwood One and then moved to Talk Radio Network first on Saturdays and then on weekdays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET. Beginning in July 2009, The Monica Crowley Show went back to its former weekend-only format and has been available as a podcast on iTunes. Talk Radio Network cites various commitments on the part of Crowley that have made it hard for her to continue the daily show.[7]

The Kids Cancer Tree a Cancer organization was officially launched on in this segment on the Monica Crowley show in 2003


In 1996, she joined Fox News Channel, where she was a foreign affairs and political analyst. She occasionally substitutes for Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel's Hannity.

In 2004, she joined MSNBC's Connected: Coast to Coast with co-host Ron Reagan. After a nine-month run, the last show aired on December 9, 2005. Following the cancellation of Connected: Coast to Coast, MSNBC announced that Crowley would anchor a program in the noon hour. That program never debuted. She has also been a recurring guest on Imus in the Morning and has hosted the MSNBC broadcast The Best of Imus in the Morning.

In mid-2007, Crowley returned as a contributor to Fox News Channel. She was a regular participant on The McLaughlin Group from late 2007 through spring 2011, having taken the seat formerly occupied by the ailing Tony Blankley (who died of cancer, aged 63, in 2012).

Monica is an occasional panelist on Fox News Channel's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Since 2009, Crowley has been a guest host for Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor and appears opposite Alan Colmes on Tuesday's O'Reilly Factor in a segment called Barack and a Hard Place. She is an occasional guest host on the daily (5:00 pm ET) FOX opinion show, The Five.

Personal life[edit]

Crowley was born in Arizona and grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey.[3] She now lives in the New York City area. She is a Boston Red Sox fan.[8] She is a board member of the Center for Security Policy. Crowley's sister Jocelyn, an associate professor at Rutgers University, is married to Fox News Channel contributor Alan Colmes.[9]


  • Crowley, Monica (1998). Nixon In Winter. I.b. Tauris Co Ltd. ISBN 978-1-86064-266-1. 
  • Crowley, Monica (1998). Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics. Random House. ISBN 978-0-375-75135-6. 


  1. ^ "Membership Roster - Council on Foreign Relations". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Nixon's Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  3. ^ a b Romano, Carlin (August 27, 1996). "Taking good notes helped Monica Crowley, 27". The News (New York). pp. 9A. 
  4. ^ See "Nixon Unplugged," The New Yorker Magazine, July 29, 1996
  5. ^ Timothy Noah (1999). "Nixon's Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Monica Crowley". WABC Radio. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "TRN Entertainment Announces Continuation of the Weekend Monica Crowley Show - Talk Radio Network". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  8. ^ Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin (September 8, 2009). "America's Morning News".
  9. ^ "Monica Crowley, Sister Of Alan Colmes' Wife Jocelyn". Huffington Post. November 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

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