Meet Maureen Orth, widow of Tim Russert and Vanity Fair writer. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.

Maureen Orth was born on December 18th of an unknown year. She has been married to Tim Russert for twenty-five years. The couple had just returned from Europe where they were celebrating with their son, Luke, his graduation from Boston College. Tim Russert died of an apparent heart attack this afternoon, June 13, 2008, while at work at MSNBC.

Maureen Orth Biography

Maureen Orth has long been a correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. She is a observer and writer of pop culture. She started her career in 1973 with Newsweek as an entertainment and lifestyle editor. She left there to become a contributing editor at Vogue, a columnist for New York Woman, a network correspondent for NBC News and a senior editor at New York and New West magazines. She started writing for Vanity Fair in 1988 and became a contributing editor in 1989 and a special correspondent in 1993.

Orth served in the Peace Corps in Medellin, Colombia from 1964 to 1966.

She has traveled the word and interviewed and written investigative reports on famous people throughout the world. She has authored two books, Vulgar Favors (Delacorte Press, 1999) and The Importance of Being Famous (Henry Holt, 2002).

She and Tim Russert had one son, 22-year-old Luke Russert, who graduated from Boston College in 2008. She lives in Washington D.C.

Maureen Orth – Video