My Career

Here are my archives, including many of the articles I have written since beginning my career in the early seventies until now; from counterculture days in San Francisco to contemporary Washington. Believe me, there have been some characters along the way. I was in the recording studio with Stevie Wonder, in Ashbury Park with Bruce Springsteen when he was 26 years old and was the first to interview Bob Dylan when he resumed his career in 1973. More recently I interviewed the leading members of the Obama administration to accompany Annie Leibowitz’s photos in Vanity Fair.


Angela’s Assets January 1, 2015

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once frumpy physicist has led her reluctant country to new prominence on the global stage.

Last Living Link – Nantucket Magazine August 1, 2014

Vanity Fair Special Correspondent Maureen Orth explores the story of Phil Grant, one of the last living connections to Nantucket’s whaling days.

Nantucket: No Jacket Required – Departures Magazine June 24, 2014

Maureen Orth and Luke Russert share their favorite summer places on the laid-back island.

On the Verge – The Razor’s Edge May 9, 2014

  By MAUREEN ORTHMay 7, 2014 12:15 pmMay 17, 2014 8:58 pm The staggering beauty and abundant resources of Colombia’s Chocó region have been preserved through poverty and neglect. With its natural wonders now being discovered, it stands at a crossroads. Photo CURRENT AFFAIRS Wooden motorboats are used for transport on the Nuquí river in […]

The Numbers Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Want You to See March 31, 2014

Russians prefer alternative reality. In the days since Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, the Russian people are once again feeling good about their country. A robust 63 percent of them say they consider Russia a “great power,” according to a survey released this week by the Levada Center, a respected Russian polling firm. The survey also […]

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