Monica Crowley

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Monica Crowley
Born (1968-09-19) September 19, 1968 (age 47)
Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, 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 political commentator, talk radio personality, and author. She is known for her appearances on Fox News. She is also an occasional contributor to the Washington Times and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Crowley was born at Fort Huachuca,[2] an Army base located outside of Sierra Vista, Arizona and grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University (2000).[3]


As a student, Crowley began writing letters to former President Richard Nixon, who hired her as a research assistant in 1990 when she was just 22 years old.[3] She was an editorial adviser and consultant on Nixon's last two books, and following Nixon's death, she published two books about him.

In the mid-1990s Crowley wrote a column for the New York Post. She has also written for The New Yorker,[4] The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Times.

Alleged plagiarism[edit]

In 1999, Crowley allegedly plagiarized an article by the British writer Paul Johnson, which she presented as her own in the The Wall Street Journal. The article, about Nixon, contained several verbatim statements from Johnson's Commentary Magazine article, down to his British phrases.[5]


Crowley was a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the mid-1990s.[6] Since 2002, she 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.[7]


In 1996 Crowley joined Fox News Channel, where she is 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. Crowley 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 2007 she returned as a contributor to Fox News Channel. She was a regular participant on The McLaughlin Group from late 2007 through spring 2011.

Crowley is an occasional panelist on Fox News Channel's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Since 2009 she 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 also an occasional guest host on the daily (5:00 pm ET) FOX opinion show, The Five.

Personal life[edit]

Crowley grew up in New Jersey but currently resides in the New York City area. 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.[8] Crowley is unmarried and has no children. She is not related to CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley.



  1. ^ "Membership Roster – Council on Foreign Relations". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
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  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. ^ "Monica Crowley, Sister Of Alan Colmes' Wife Jocelyn". Huffington Post. November 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

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