Since 1993, Maureen Orth has shared the title Special Correspondent with Dominck Dunne at Vanity Fair. Her first book, Vulgar Favors (Delacorte, 1999), appeared for three weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list. She has written for many major magazines and newspapers and has also served as a network correspondent for NBC News. She has won the National Magazine Award for her coverage of the arts at Newsweek and was nominated for her work at Vanity Fair. Her late husband was Tim Russert, the Washington bureau chief of NBC News and moderator of Meet the Press. She lives in Washington D.C.