It is a widely held belief that people who seek success in life will never limit themselves to one format and once success is tasted, you crave it the more. Monica Crowley, an American political commentator, author and a radio personality is a typical example of a woman who has drunk from the stream of success and is still thirsty for more. She has recorded tremendous success in every facet of her profession despite all the negativity from people who would love to see her ambition crippled.
Monica Crowley was born on the 19th day of September 1968 at Army Base Fort Huachuca which is located outside of Sierra Vista, Arizona and was raised in Warren Township, New Jersey, United States of America. Monica’s nationality is American while her ethnicity is white. The renowned broadcaster has a sister called Jocelyn Crowley.
From her early years, Monica has always nurtured an interest in politics which made her go for political science as her first degree which she acquired from Colgate University. After graduating from Colgate University, she proceeded to Columbia University where she bagged a masters degree and PhD in international relations in the year 2000.
When Monica was in College, she was already writing formal letters to President Richard Nixon. She got an opportunity to work with Nixon on his last two books as assistant editorial adviser and consultant. She worked as a columnist for Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and The Washington Times, and she also developed her own show The Monica Crowley Show. She worked for National Public Radio in their Morning Edition as a radio jockey cum commentator in the mid-1990’s. Monica worked with other world acclaimed stations like MSNBC and Fox News Channel. She also worked as a guest host on The O’Reilly Factor and was very active in the 2016 elections that brought Donald Trump to power.
Issues with Plagiarism
Monica has been accused of Plagiarism on several occasions. In 1999, it was brought to light that a column the reporter/broadcaster wrote for The Wall Street Journal on Richard Nixon had outstanding similarities to a piece written by Paul Johnson eleven years ago. When Monica’s comment was sought by the New York Times, her response was that she did not and would never use materials from another author’s work and not cite it.
On January 7th, 2017, she was accused of plagiarism again but this time by CNN. The broadcaster published a report on her 2012 book titled What the (Bleep) Happened?, documenting numerous instances of Plagiarism. The book in contention was x-rayed and found to contain over 50 instances of replication from sources already published without giving any attribution. The copying of published works included items from Wikipedia. Monica was supported by the Donald Trump transition team which dismissed the plagiarism report as an attack that is politically motivated,
On the 9th of January 2017, just two days later, Monica’s 2000 PhD dissertation on international relations which she acquired at Columbia University was brought to the limelight by Politico who reported that instances of plagiarism abound in it. A day later, an announcement came from the publisher of the book What the (Bleep) Happened? stating that the book will no longer be on sale since it has reached the end of its natural sales cycle, and also, to give the author an opportunity to source and review the material.
Monica pulled out from the race for the position of senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council in the Trump administration on January 16th, 2017. According to her, she decided to forgo the position to be able to pursue other opportunities in New York. On the same day, Washington Times where she worked as an online opinion editor announced that all Monica’s work with them will be properly investigated for possible instances of plagiarism.
Monica bared her soul to Fox News host Sean Hannity when she told him that all the accusations against her were unfounded and were nothing but a despicable straight-up political hit job which according to her has been debunked. Monica’s claim of innocence was countered by Andrew Kaczynski, The first CNN reporter who brought her plagiarism case to public notice. Andrew described Monica’s claim of innocence as false stating that, till date, nobody has called for a rebuttal on their reporting or has pointed out a single mistake.
Family – Husband, Sister
The veteran reporter/writer is still visibly single although she has been in a relationship with her boyfriend Bill Siegel for a long time. Bill Siegel who is a venture capitalist and Monica have not decided on whether to tie the nuptial knot or not. The renowned writer is the kind of woman who is in love with her job and believes that her job deserves nothing less than her complete dedication and this has helped her to reach the peak of her career. Monica is always neck deep in work and does not have much time to nurture a relationship and that is believed to be the reason for her single status.
Monica is a sister to Dr Jocelyn Crowley. Jocelyn works at the Rutgers University as a professor and was married to Alan Colmes, the late liberal political commentator.
Monica Crowley’s Net Worth
Monica Crowley has been earning money since her college days. Her net worth started accruing when she started writing for the former U.S president Richard Nixon and later got a permanent job working for him on his last two books as an editorial adviser and consultant. As a writer, Monica has earned handsome wages from the communication outfits she has worked with and also from her personal show named The Monica Crowley Show. All her savings from her past jobs have earned her an admirable net worth of $4 million, especially with her annual pay of $170 thousand.