Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara (born 1963) is an American journalist and television critic for the Los Angeles Times. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.[1]

Mary McNamara at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con


McNamara moved from Baltimore to Westminster in elementary school. She graduated from Westminster Senior High School and attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism.[2] While at Missouri, she reported for the Columbia Missourian. Upon her graduation, McNamara wrote for Ms. Magazine, then worked for Whittle Communications.[3] McNamara joined the Los Angeles Times in 1991 as a features writer and editor. In 2009, she became the Times' television critic.[1]


  1. ^ a b Barnes, Henry (April 21, 2015). "Three female critics nominated for Pulitzer prize". The Guardian. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Lake, Brett (June 10, 2013). "Q&A: Westminster native reflects on being named Pulitzer Prize finalist". Carroll County Times. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  3. ^ Rees, Annie (June 15, 2015). "Alumna Mary McNamara Earns Pulitzer Prize in the Criticism Category". University of Missouri School of Journalism. Retrieved August 13, 2015.

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