The Irish American Media Top 30


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

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

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.

Born and raised in New York City, Dwyer is the son of Irish immigrants, his father from Kerry and his mother from Galway. For the last 26 years, he has lived in Washington Heights with his family.

Alexis Glick

ALEXIS Glick recently departed Fox Business News, where she was the vice president of business news and anchor of Money for Breakfast and The Opening Bell.

Glick joined Fox News in 2006 as the director of Business News. She became the vice president of business news responsible for overseeing all aspects of Fox Business Network’s business programming shortly before the launch of the network in 2007. Glick was the first employee and one of the executives responsible for the launch.

Prior to joining Fox News, Glick was a correspondent for NBC’s Today, where she co-anchored the third hour of the program. Before joining Today, she was the senior trading correspondent for CNBC and reported from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for CNBC’s morning show Squawk Box.

Earlier in her career, Glick was an executive director at Morgan Stanley where she headed floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange. A member of the New York Stock Exchange since 2002, she was the first and youngest woman to manage such an operation for a bulge bracket firm, and served as one of its top producers on the Listed Equity Trading Desk.

She began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the equities division.

Glick is a graduate of Columbia University and serves as a member of the board of directors of the College Alumni Association. She is the proud mother of three young boys.

A third generation Irish American, Glick’s father’s gamily came from Cavan and Monaghan, and her mother’s from Galway.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle joined Fox News Channel in January 2006 as the host of the one-hour crime-based program, The Lineup, which covers major breaking news, including politics and entertainment, with an emphasis on legal affairs and issues of the day. It is the highest-rated cable news program in its time slot.

She also currently serves as a legal analyst for Fox News.

Formerly of Court TV, which she joined in January 2004 as co-host of Both Sides, Guilfoyle also served as a legal analyst for ABC News, featured regularly on Good Morning America, as well as CNN's Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360.

She has covered major cases such as O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson.

In February 2004, Guilfoyle had a movie role as a public defender opposite Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner in Happily Even After, which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Prior to her broadcasting career, she served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorney's offices. As managing attorney of the trial division in San Francisco, she was co-prosecutor in the case People v. Noel and Knoller, a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling, which received national and international attention, and was chronicled on NBC's Dateline, A&E's American Justice, and, most recently, on Animal Planet's Animal Witness.