Clare Doody


Clare Doody has been called “the secret voice of America’s power players.” She has helped some of the biggest names in business, politics, and philanthropy craft their messages — from Fortune 500 CEOs to Nobel Prize winners to the occasional father of the bride.

Since joining West Wing Writers in 2012, Clare has written extensively on global health and development. She has traveled to some of the world’s poorest places to learn about the realities of some of the most deeply entrenched global challenges: extreme poverty, agricultural productivity, maternal and child mortality, and increasing access to contraceptives. Her writing demonstrates a special talent for translating complicated policy issues into powerful stories with clear human stakes.

During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Clare was a member of the speechwriting team that wrote and edited remarks for more than 200 speakers. Clare worked with activists, celebrities, elected officials, and everyday Americans to create memorable moments that captured headlines nationwide.

Clare is also a core member of West Wing Writers’ 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 DC comedy circuit. (Politico’s Playbook once dubbed one of her jokes “an instant classic.”)

Clare’s commentary and comedy have appeared under her own name in publications including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. She graduated from the University of Southern California summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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