Animals and Pets,
Environment and Sustainability
University of Cincinnati
Mary Jo DiLonardo has worked in print, online, and broadcast journalism for more than 25 years. She’s covered a wide range of topics focused on nature, health, science, animals, and anything that helps make the world a better place.
Mary Jo DiLonardo is a senior writer and editor who has written for MNN (now part of Treehugger) since 2014. She 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 and her pet and school guides won city and regional magazine association awards. She is the author of the Random House book “Around Atlanta with Kids.”
DiLonardo has written for various national publications including Parents, Family Fun, and Ladies Home Journal magazines. She also has a background in writing and producing national and local news and entertainment radio shows for personalities as diverse as Ryan Seacrest, Ty Pennington, and Paula Abdul.
When she's not writing, DiLonardo fosters special-needs puppies through Speak St Louis!, an Australian Shepherd rescue organization that specializes in helping dogs with hearing and vision impairments.
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.
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