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.


How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman November 16, 2015

Mary barely speaks in the New Testament, but her image and legacy are found and celebrated around the world.

Maureen Orth receives The Order of San Carlos Award from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos September 29, 2015

On September 29 Maureen received from President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia the Order of San Carlos given to Colombian citizens and foreigners who have distinguished themselves by giving outstanding service to the country.          

Can the Pope’s New Words Change Washington’s Old Ways? ( September 25, 2015

Maureen Orth on the “absolutely jarring but wonderful” sensation that is Francis.

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.

Taylor Single in the City November 2014 InStyle November 1, 2014

For November’s cover story, writer Maureen Orth spent some time with the 24-year-old pop star in her five-bedroom Tribeca loft. They talked about her new album, 1989, how she stays so grounded, and why Swift is really happy right now without a man in her life.

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