Monica Crowley is an American conservative political commentator, talk radio personality, and author. She is best known for her appearances on Fox News. She is also a Fox News Contributor. Read on to know the events in her life.
Early days and education
Monica Crowley was born on September 19, 1969, at Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States. Her full name is Monica Elizabeth Crowley. Along with her sister, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, she was raised in the Warren Township, New Jersey. Her sister Jocelyn was married to Alan Colmes.
After completing high school, she enrolled at Colgate University. She graduated from that college with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. Furthering her studies and career, she did her Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University with a major in International Relations in the year 2000.
Her career started and skyrocketed in her early 20s. While still the university, she had written letters to former US president Richard Nixon. President Richard had hired her as a research assistant in 1990 when she was just 22 years old!
She was close to the late president. She was also the editorial adviser and consultant on Nixon’s last two books. After his death, Monica also published two books on him titled Nixon in Winter and Nixon off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics.
She put her writing skills to good use since the mid1990s. She had begun to write columns for the New York Post and American national dailies like The New Yorker, the Street Wall Journal, the LA Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Times.
On the show
She also tried a hand in a show as a host. In the mid-1990s, she was a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. And since 2002, Monica has been hosting her show named The Monica Crowley Show from the radio station.
In 1996, she joined the Fox News Channel as a foreign affair and political analyst. And in 2004, she joined the MSNBC as a co-host. She became a co-host of the political talk show “Connected: Coast to Coast” with co-host Ron Reagan.
Currently, she is hosting different shows on the network. She has been invited to various shows as a guest such as in the year 2004 when she appeared on the American cable television news and talk show “The O’Reilly Factor”. She is also an occasional panelist on Fox News late-night satire show Red Eye w/ with Greg Gutfeld.
She also currently works for a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch.
She has had issues with plagiarism in the past and recent past as well. Once in 1999, her article on Richard Nixon for The Wall Street Journal was a subject of controversial plagiarism. Her article was said to be similar to an article written 11 years ago by Paul Johnson. When asked she replied that she did not use the article or would she use any material from a source without citing it.
Also on January 7, 2017, CNN published a report documenting her numerous instances of plagiarism. The plagiarism was reported to be seen in her 2012 book- What the (Bleep) Just Happened?
Following the incident, the Trump transition team called the CNN report “nothing more than a politically motivated attack” and stood by her. Also after 2 days, on January 9, 2017, Politico reported that there was a dozen more plagiarism in her 2000 Ph.D. dissertation.
On January 16, 2017, she left her post as a senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council at Trump administration.
Relationship and marriages
Monica is an unmarried woman. She is not known to be dating anybody and is said to be single. Considering her beauty matched with intelligence, it is likely that she has a boyfriend and is keeping her personal life away from the public eyes.
Despite her efforts to maintain her privacy, she was rumored to be dating Bill Seigal. The two were also photographed together in public. But the rumors were never confirmed.