Mary Jo DiLonardo

Mary Jo DiLonardo
Treehugger

Writer

Education

University of Cincinnati

Expertise

Nature

Wellness

Science

Animals and Pets

Environment and Sustainability

Introduction

For more than 25 years, Mary Jo DiLonardo has worked in print, online, and broadcast journalism. She’s covered a wide range of topics focused on nature, health, science and anything that helps make the world a better place.

Experience

DiLonardo is a senior writer and editor who covers pets and animals, health and wellness, nature and sustainability, and all things environmental.

She has written extensively for WebMD, helped launch a website for the Arthritis Foundation, and covered a range of topics for CNN.com. She was a senior contributing editor for Atlanta Magazine for more than a dozen years where her pet and school guides won city and regional magazine association awards. DiLonardo is the author of the Random House book “Around Atlanta with Kids.” She also has a background in writing and producing national and local news and entertainment radio shows.

Education

DiLonardo graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of fine arts in broadcasting (now called e-media) and a certificate in creative writing. She attended on a full academic scholarship. 

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

That’s why our coverage is a lovable jumble of urban legends, sports history, and esoteric trivia. Our articles discuss everything from fashion advice to UFO sightings, all so you can make the most of your time off.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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