Maureen Orth is an American entertainment journalist who is married to a political journalist named Tim Russert. The two met at the Democratic National Convention in 1980. She mainly covers stories focused on pop culture. The Maureen Orth bio starts when she was born on January 26, 1943. Orth graduated from The University of California, Berkeley in 1964 and then went on to serve in the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1966. Her journalism career started at Newsweek where she was one of three female writers. She wrote seven cover stories for Newsweek and was the main correspondent of Newsweek Woman.
From 1984 to 1989 she was an editor for the popular fashion magazine Vogue. Since 1988 she has been writing for another famous magazine, Vanity Fair. She has interviewed an impressive list of people which include the Irish President Mary Robinson, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Argentinean President Carlos Menem. She was also one of the first to write about the molestation charges against Michael Jackson in 1993.