Monica Crowley was born on 19th September,1968 in an apolitical family. She graduated with a degree in Political Science from Colgate University and in 1996 earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Columbia University.
Although Crowley was raised in an apolitical family, she developed conservative leanings while pursuing her education. In 1990, she was appointed as a Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon. She remained his assistant, until his death in 1994.
By 1990, Crowley was writing columns in important publications, such as the New York Post, The New Yorker, Baltimore Sun, LA Times and Wall Street Journal. As Nixon's foreign policy assistant, she edited his last two books; Seize the Moment in 1992, and Beyond Peace in 1994. She recorded all her conversations and observations that she had about Nixon and published two books after his death. Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People in 1996, and Nixon in Winter in 1998, are considered as her most notable literary work.
Radio and Television
Around the time, when she was writing columns for various newspapers, she also appeared in her first radio show for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, as a political commentator for four years. Her intelligent and outspoken analysis won her many fans. From 2002, she hosted her own radio show named The Monica Crowley Show on WABC radio station in New York, and is a regular guest commentator on The John Batchelor Show.
When the Fox News Channel was launched in 1996, Crowley joined them as their foreign affairs and political analyst. However, she left the position and joined MSNBC as a political analyst. She co-hosted the show Connected: Coast to Coast with Ron Reagan, son of former President Reagan. The show was aired until 9th December, 2005 until MSNBC moved her to host another show.
She even hosted MSNBC's broadcast of The Best of Imus. She appeared on the America satirical television show, The Colbert Report on 31st October, 2005. Monica signed a contract with the Westwood One Radio network, to take her show The Monica Crowley Show to a national level. Presently, her show is hosted throughout the country on major radio stations. Somewhere in mid-2007, Monica re-joined the Fox News Channel and regularly participated on The McLaughlin Group.
On 9th August, 1999, the Wall Street Journal carried an article The Day Nixon Said Goodbye, by Crowley. However, it was alleged that she had plagiarized part of the article, from Commentary Magazine's article, In Praise of Richard Nixon, written by Paul Johnson in 1988. The Wall Street Journal sent out an apology the same week for its error.
In March 2009, Crowley got herself entangled in public outrage across Canada with co-host Greg Gutfeld, due to the comments passed by them on the Fox News program Red Eye. They commented on the Canadian Military's requirement, on taking a year off from overseas operations to consolidate its forces and weapons. This opinion was posted on YouTube website. Crowley posted an apology through her website as follows:
The host of Red Eye, Greg Gutfeld, has apologized for the crass and insensitive segment, and I would like to apologize as well. I have visited Canada many times and always found Canadians to be warm, generous, and supportive of America. Thank you for being such a good friend to the United States, and again, my apologies.
This outspoken conservative political analyst adds regular columns to major publication houses including HumanEvents.com, and appears in various show on television. Crowley has some strong opinions about the Obama administration, which she airs freely. Presently, she is still hosting The Monica Crowley Show on WABC Radio.