Awards & Winners

Mary McGrory

Date of Birth 22-August-1918
Place of Birth Roslindale
(Massachusetts, Boston, Greater Boston, Suffolk County, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Journalist
Mary McGrory was a liberal American journalist and columnist. She was a fierce opponent of the Vietnam War and was on Richard Nixon's enemies list for writing "daily hate Nixon articles." Born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts to Edward and Mary McGrory, she shared her father's love of Latin and writing, and she graduated from the Girls' Latin School and began her career as a book reviewer at The Boston Herald. She was hired in 1947 by The Washington Star and began her career as a journalist, a path she was inspired to take by reading Jane Arden comic strips. She rose to prominence as their reporter covering the McCarthy hearings in 1954. McGrory won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1975, for her articles about the Watergate scandal. After the Star went out of business in 1981, she went to work for The Washington Post. In 1985, McGrory received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College. She died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 85.

Awards by Mary McGrory

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Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
(For her commentary on public affairs during 1974.)

Nominations 1975 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
For her commentary on public affairs during 1974.