About Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields

"Suzanne Fields gets inside Washington with sit-down interviews with presidents, Cabinet secretaries and leaders of Congress, but she does more: She gets inside the secret places of the hearts of her readers, and touches them where they live, connecting the political with the personal in a way that no other columnist does, with sharp insights, a dash of the popular culture, a touch of the literary, and a lot of humanity. She’s sui generis."
    -- Wesley Pruden, editor in chief, The Washington Times

Columnist, author and social observer Suzanne Fields, whose commentary probes the way we live, is one of the liveliest and most provocative op-ed voices in America.

Fields began writing a twice-weekly column for The Washington Times in 1984 and has been nationally syndicated since 1988. She is the author of Like Father, Like Daughter: How Father Shapes the Woman His Daughter Becomes (Little Brown, 1983). How the Cookie Crumbles, a collection of her columns, was published by The Washington Times in 1996. She was a mental health columnist for Vogue magazine and editor of Innovations, a magazine for mental health professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

She was a regular commentator for the CNN show CNN & Co. and has appeared on Fox Morning News, Nightline, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Larry King Live, Crossfire, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America and the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Prime Time.

Suzanne Fields is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has a master's degree in English and American literature from George Washington University and a doctorate degree in English literature from the Catholic University of America. She is a native of Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband. They have two daughters and a son.

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Taming Men from Toxic to Timid Apr 26, 2019

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A Crucial Election in Israel Apr 19, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu won his fifth term as prime minister of Israel. He's not the most beloved in the pantheon of Israeli leaders. As a patriarch, he has no aura. In this re-election he was haunted by allegations of corruption, and his political rhetor... Read More

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Unexpected Costs of Total War Between the Sexes Apr 12, 2019

Between the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the #MeToo movement of the present day lies a battlefield strewn with bodies and minds battered by the changing weapons of physical and psychological destruction. The war between the sexes, like all wars... Read More