Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley
Monica Crowley
Born September 19, 1968 (1968-09-19) (age 43)
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 regular commentator on The McLaughlin Group, a Fox News contributor, and Washington Times columnist.



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 while attending Columbia which led to the two meeting. She had the opportunity to continue her education at Villanova University but instead accepted a position as a research assistant for Nixon.[1] Nixon promoted her to 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) and Nixon in Winter (1998).

In the mid-1990s Crowley wrote a column for the New York Post. She has written for The New Yorker,[2] the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Times.

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


Crowley was a commentator for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" in the mid-1990s.[citation needed] 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.[3]


In 1996, she joined Fox News Channel, where she was a foreign affairs and political analyst. She received her doctorate in international relations from Columbia University during this period. She substituted several times for Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes.

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 appeared as a recurring guest on Imus in the Morning and has hosted MSNBC's broadcast of 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 of 2011, having taken the seat formerly occupied by conservative journalist Tony Blankley.

Some of Monica Crowley's statements to a TV audience drew international attention. On December 8, 2008 on The O'Reilly Factor, she gave her opinion about the social situation in the capital of the Netherlands, stating that "Amsterdam is a cesspool of corruption, and crime. Everything is out of control. It's anarchy."[4] Her remark provoked several public rebuttals from Dutch citizens [5][6] and was widely reflected in the blogosphere.[citation needed]

Crowley is a regular panelist on Fox News Channel's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. On March 17, 2009, the panel engaged in a controversial discussion about Canada's military and Federal Police force. Calling the segment "crass" and "insensitive," Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay called on Fox News and the panelists for an apology.[7] Both Crowley and host Greg Gutfield swiftly provided apologies.[8][9] Since 2009, Crowley has been a guest host for Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor. Crowley is also a frequent panelist on the daily (5:00 pm ET) opinion show, The Five on Fox News.

Personal life

Crowley was born in Arizona and grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey.[1] She now lives in the New York City area. She is a Boston Red Sox fan.[10] She is a board member of the Center for Security Policy. Crowley's sister Jocelyn is an associate professor at Rutgers University and Jocelyn is married to Fox News Channel contributor Alan Colmes.[11]


  • Crowley, Monica (1998). Nixon In Winter. I.b. Tauris Co Ltd. ISBN 978-1860642661. 
  • Crowley, Monica (1998). Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics. Random House. ISBN 978-0375751356. 


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