Charles M. Blow is a regular NY Times Op-Ed columnist. His column appears in The Times on Saturdays.
Blow joined The NY Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. The Times won the Society of News Design for Blow’s information graphics coverage of 9/11, the first time the award had been given for graphics coverage. Blow went on to become the paper’s Design Director before leaving in 2006 to become the Art Director of National Geographic Magazine.
Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications. He lives in Brooklyn with his three children. In 2014, Blow came out publicly as bisexual.
Blow often appears on CNN and MSNBC, and is a frequent, favorite guest on Real Time With Bill Maher.