Maureen O'Connor (journalist)

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Maureen O'Connor (born c. 1984[citation needed]) is an American journalist, currently a columnist at New York Magazine. From 2009-12 she was a gossip blogger for Gawker.

O'Connor first began blogging for IvyGate while a student at Princeton University, following stories such as the Yale student abortion art controversy in 2008. She moved to The Daily Beast after she graduated,[1] and then to Gawker in November 2009[2] under the nom de plume 'Azaria Jagger' whilst still being employed at The Daily Beast.[3]

Among scoops she has been credited with breaking was a story about U.S. Congressman Chris Lee's solitications for sexual partners via Craigslist in February 2011, quickly leading to Lee's resignation.[4][5] O'Connor has also made frequent television appearances regarding gossip stories.

In May 2012, O'Connor was named features editor at New York magazine's the Cut blog.[6]


  1. ^ Princeton Alumni Bloggers, (listing O'Connor as 2008 graduate)
  2. ^ Williams, Alex (31 March 2010). The Rising Stars of Gossip Blogs, The New York Times
  3. ^ Kamer, Foster (May 7, 2010). "Media Moves: Gawker's Newest Hire Poached from The Daily Beast". Runnin' Scared blog. The Village Voice. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. ^ (18 July 2011). 21 New Media Innovators,New York (magazine)
  5. ^ O'Connor, Maureen (February 9, 2011). "Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe". Gawker. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ (25 May 2012). Maureen O’Connor Joins The Cut, Women's Wear Daily

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