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Monica Crowley

Birthplace: Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, United States
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Managed by: Alex Bickle
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About Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is an American columnist, political commentator, and talk radio personality. She is known for her appearances on Fox News. She is currently the online opinion editor for The Washington Times, and regular columnist. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. It was reported in December 2016, that Crowley will be appointed to the position of senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council in the Donald Trump administration. She withdrew from the position on January 16, 2017.

Early life and education

Crowley was born at Fort Huachuca, 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).


As a student, Crowley began writing letters to former President Richard Nixon, who hired her as a research assistant in 1990 when she was 22 years old. 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, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Times.


Crowley was a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the mid-1990s. Since 2002, she has had her own radio show, The Monica Crowley Show, which is also available as a podcast on iTunes.


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.

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 The 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.

Crowley appeared in the Netflix original series of House of Cards, portraying herself.

Personal life

Crowley grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in the New York City area. She is a board member of the Center for Security Policy.

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Monica Crowley's Timeline

September 19, 1968
Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, United States