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 pets, animals, nature, science, and anything that helps make the world a better place.
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 Treehugger and 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.
The proud mom of a rescue dog, she has fostered more than three dozen dogs and puppies.
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.
- What It's Like to Foster a Feisty, Cute Puppy Who Also Happens to Be Blind and Deaf, Treehugger
- These Soulful Dog Portraits Were Inspired by a Cat, Treehugger
- Bandit the Wheelchair-Bound Dog Is Ready for His Next Chapter, Treehugger
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
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, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.