|Born||November 16, 1935|
|Occupation||Political journalist and author|
|Spouse(s)||J. Patterson Drew (1964–1970) |
David Webster (1981–2003)
|Parent(s)||William J. Brenner (father) |
Estelle Jacobs (mother)
Elizabeth Drew (born November 16, 1935) is an American political journalist and author.
She was Washington correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly (1967–1973) and The New Yorker (1973–1992). She made regular appearances on "Agronsky and Company" and hosted her own interview program for PBS between 1971 and 1973. Drew was a panelist for Meet the Press for many years and made frequent appearances on the PBSNews Hour when it was presented by Jim Lehrer and still occasionally appears on The NewsHour and other radio and television programs.
Drew has published 14 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); Citizen McCain (2002); and George W. Bush's Washington (2004). Her most recent book is Richard M. Nixon (2007). Washington Journal was re-issued in 2014, with a new afterword.
In Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden wrote of "Elizabeth Drew's On the Edge, an account of Clinton's first years in the White House. Drew's is the best account I've read of the Somalia episode from the White House's perspective."
In 1986, the editors of Snooze: The Best of Our Magazine parodied her as "Elizabeth Drone," author of a "Giant Postcard From Washington."
- "Elizabeth Brenner Drew." Almanac of Famous People. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2011. Retrieved via Biography In Context database, 16 November 2018.
- Current Biography Yearbook 1979. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1980. Ed. Charles Moritz. p. 108.
- "Elizabeth Drew." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 16 November 2018.
- Henneberger, Melinda (15 May 2014). "Elizabeth Drew, a grande dame of Washington, inspires a new generation of journalists". Washington Post. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2 October 2016. "When Elizabeth Brenner, graduate of Wellesley College and night secretarial school, hit town in 1959, her first journalism job was with Congressional Quarterly ...."
- Drew, Elizabeth (1995-11-08). On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency. Simon and Schuster. p. 473. ISBN 9780684813097.
- Henneberger, Melinda (15 May 2014). "Elizabeth Drew, a grande dame of Washington, inspires a new generation of journalists". Washington Post. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2 October 2016. Discussing Drew's initial "Washington Journal" pieces in The New Yorker, refers to "14 subsequent books".
- "Elizabeth Drew." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2 October 2016. Entry enumerates 13 books published through 2004.
- Henneberger, Melinda (15 May 2014). "Elizabeth Drew, a grande dame of Washington, inspires a new generation of journalists". Washington Post. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2 October 2016.
- Baker, Peter (3 August 2014). "40 Years Later, Still Trying to Define Presidential Power: Richard Nixon's Tenure and Downfall Are Reassessed". New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
- Mark Bowden (2000), Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, 2002 reprint, New York: Signet, "Sources", p. 447, ISBN 0-451-20514-6 .
- "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.
- Drew, Elizabeth; Drew, Elizabeth (24 October 2013). "GOP vs. the Poor".
- "Historical Roster of Directors and Officers". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "David Webster Weds Elizabeth Drew". New York Times. 27 September 1981. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "David Webster, 72, High-Ranking BBC Official". New York Times. 8 August 2003. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- "Nonfiction Book Review: Snooze: The Best of Our Magazine by Alfred Gingold, Editor, John Buskin, Editor. Workman Publishing. $10.95 (272 p.)". ISBN 978-0-89480-118-1. Publishers Weekly. publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
- LLC, Sussex Publishers (1989-09-01). Spy. Sussex Publishers, LLC.
- Gannon, Frank. "Book Review: 'Washington Journal' by Elizabeth Drew & 'The Nixon Defense' by John W. Dean". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-04-14.