Eileen McNamara

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Date of Birth May 30, 1952
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Age 68 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Eileen McNamara is an American journalist. She is the author of Eunice, The Kennedy Who Changed the World, to be published by Simon and Schuster, on April 3, 2018. She is chair of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University and formerly a columnist with the Boston Globe, where she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1997.

Born: May 30, 1952, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s): Peter May
Children: 3

About Eileen McNamara

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who worked at the Boston Globe for over thirty years. She won the award for Commentary in 1999.

Before Fame

She graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1976 after getting her undergraduate degree from Barnard College.


She contributed to the Boston Globe's coverage of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in 2003.

Family Life

She had three children with husband, Peter May.


She won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1999, two years before Maureen Dowd did.

Information related to Eileen McNamara

  • Pulitzer Prize for Commentary winners
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  • Writers from Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Nieman Fellows
  • Brandeis University faculty
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni
  • Barnard College alumni
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Latest information about Eileen McNamara updated on March 03, 2021.

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