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She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She also wrote a column, "On Washington," for The New York Times Magazine.
Dowd joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983. She began her career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. When the Star closed in 1981, she went to Time magazine.
Born in Washington, D.C., Dowd received a BA degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) in 1973.
Dowd’s father, a police detective, came from Co. Clare, where the family visited many times. Her mother was a proud Irish American, Peggy Meenehan, who led a demonstration at the British Embassy after Bloody Sunday when 14 were shot by British forces in Derry.
Peter Dunn is president of CBS Television Stations, CBS Corporation’s group of 29 owned television stations. He was named to the position in November 2009.
Previously, Dunn has served as president and general manager of WCBS-TV New York, the flagship of CBS Television Stations, since 2005, and continues to oversee the station's day-to-day operations.
Prior to that, he was president of sales for CBS Television Stations, as well as president of its spot sales operations.
Dunn also served as president and general manager of CBS’s Philadelphia stations KYW and WPSG.
Before coming to CBS in 2002, Dunn served as executive vice president of sales and senior vice president of sales and marketing for the NBC Television Stations division. He also worked as local sales manager, national sales manager and account manager for WNBC-TV, which he joined in 1997.
From 1987-1997, Dunn worked at the ABC Television Network as an account executive for both ABC spot sales and WABC-TV. He also worked as a sales manager for Katz TV in Boston, and served as national sales manager for WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York.
JIM Dwyer is a columnist at The New York Times. Dwyer began writing the “About New York” column in April 2007.
He has spent most of his professional life covering New York as a reporter, columnist and author. He joined The New York Times in May 2001 after stints at the Daily News, New York Newsday and several papers in northern New Jersey.
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