Charles M. Blow

Journalist, Blogger

1970 –


Who is Charles M. Blow?

Charles M. Blow is an American journalist, and the current visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Blow grew up in Gibsland, Louisiana and graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in the same state. He has worked as a graphics director and art director for the Times and National Geographic respectively.

In April 2008, he began publishing a column in the Times, featuring charts as a form of opinion journalism. His column originally appeared biweekly on Saturdays. In May 2009 it became a weekly feature, and twice weekly in December 2012. As of May 2014, it appears every Monday and Thursday. Increasingly it is an essay in text with no chart. Blow also wrote a blog entitled "By The Numbers" for the newspaper's website which was rarely updated and essentially discontinued in 2011.

Blow is a single father of three children, one of his children goes to university and his twins are in high school. They live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

He often appears on CNN and MSNBC.

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Aug 11, 1970
United States of America
Also known as
  • Charles Blow
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Grambling State University
    Mass communication
  • National Geographic Society
    (2006 - )
  • The New York Times Company
    (1994 - 2006)
  • MediaNews Group

on July 23, 2013


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