Monica Crowley is an American author, columnist, political analyst and commentator. She has worked with many reputed media organisations, like “Fox News” and “The Washington Times”. Here’s a quick summary of her net worth in 2019.
Monica Crowley was born on 19 September, 1968 at an army camp of Fort Huachuca in Arizona city of the United States and was raised in Warren Township of New Jersey. She graduated in Political Science from Colgate University and then went to Columbia University to pursue a Ph.D. in international relations. Her sister, Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley is a professor and takes public policy classes at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Her brother-in-law and Jocelyn’s husband, Alan Colmes was also a political analyst.
When Monica was a student, she used to write letters to former US President Richard Nixon and in 1990, when she was 22, the President hired her as a research helper. She was also part of his editorial advising body and after his death on 22 April 1994, she came out with two books about him. Since 1990, she has been a regular columnist at The New Yorker, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times. Till date Monica Crowley is neither married nor has been in any relationship with anyone.
In the mid 1990s, Monica Crowley worked as a commentator for the Morning Edition of “National Public Radio”. Since 2002 however, she is working at her own radio show titled “The Monica Crowley Show”. In 1996, she joined Fox News Channel and started covering foreign affairs and political news. She also occasionally worked for the Fox news studio show, “Hannity” as a substitute for Sean Hannity.
From 2004 to 9 December 2005, she hosted “Connected: Coast to Coast” show of MSNBC with her colleague Ronald Prescott Reagan. While working at MSNBC, she also hosted the show, “The Best of Imus in the Morning”. In 2007, she again joined back the Fox News Channel as a contributor. From 2007 to 2011, she was a regular guest on “The McLaughlin Group” show. Monica has also worked for Netflix in an American political thriller web television series called ” House of Cards” in which she played her own character.
Although, she has never revealed her political leanings, but her views on social media indicate her inclination towards Republican and this may be the reason that just after Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election of 2016, she was offered the post of deputy national security advisor of Trump’s administration. After this offer, she ended her contract with Fox News. On 7 January 2017, CNN aired a report stating numerous examples of plagiarism in Monica’s book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?”, which she wrote in 2002. According to this report, the book contained more than fifty examples of copying from other sources without any right.
After this report was aired, instead of firing her, the “Trump transition team” defended her by saying that the report by CNN was politically motivated. On 9 January 2017, another news agency, “Politico” aired a report stating that there were about dozen examples of plagiarism in Monica’s Ph.D thesis on international relations. This report added fuel to the fire and the very next day the publisher of her book banned the selling of her books until the alleged contents were revised by the author. These reports forced her to withdraw herself from Trump’s administration.
Awards and Achievements
Till date there’s no award in Monica Crowley’s name. She did perform well in her journalism and while working for different news channels, she got her well deserved promotions too, but the incident of plagiarism has been a dark spot in her journalism career.
Net Worth of Monica Crowley
Monica Crowley’s net worth till date is $5.5 million. This huge wealth is the result of her earnings from different TV, Radio News shows, and columns written by her for various media organisations. Time to time she has also been offered different governmental posts, which has contributed to this wealth.
Monica Crowley’s career in the field of political commentating did start well and she did get to work for different media organisations, but her inclination towards a particular political party has always raised doubts about her reports. As an independent journalist working in TV studio, she should have never accepted any government posts, but she often accepted them. The plagiarism incident of her book and her Ph.D thesis has also destroyed her reputation to some extent.