Clare Doody


Since joining West Wing Writers in 2012, Clare Doody has helped some of the biggest names in business, politics, and philanthropy craft their messages. She has a special talent for translating complicated policy issues — from healthcare reform to economic development — into powerful stories with clear human stakes.

Clare is also a core member of West Wing Writers’ highly regarded humor-writing team. Governors, Senators, and Cabinet Secretaries have used her one-liners in speeches to the Gridiron and Alfalfa Clubs and other major events on the D.C. comedy circuit. (Politico’s Playbook once dubbed one of her jokes “an instant classic.”)

She has written under her own name for The Atlantic and the Washington Post, finding the light side of topics from the World Economic Forum to the Greek debt crisis to your local farmers market.

Clare graduated from the University of Southern California summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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