Mary Kate Hoban

Mary Kate Hoban The Spruce Pets

Mary Kate Hoban is an Associate Editorial Director on the commerce team. She has been with Dotdash since December 2018 and has worked across several Dotdash brands editing full product reviews and commerce roundups.

Highlights:

  • Mary Kate has written for The Spruce Pets since December 2018.
  • Her family always had a German shepherd from the time she was small, and she's a dog aunt to a mini Australian Labradoodle.
  • Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Elite Daily, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, Closer, First for Women, Atlanta Parent, and more.
  • Mary Kate received a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Georgia.

Experience

Mary Kate grew up cooking alongside her mom in the kitchen (and it's still her favorite kitchen in which to create culinary masterpieces) and gardening alongside her dad (and his beloved heirloom tomatoes) in Georgia. She's since learned to adapt family recipes for smaller portions and (much) smaller NYC spaces.

She's written and edited lifestyle content for a decade now, including gift guides, product reviews, and profiles, and believes food is really all about the people—those growing it, those making it, and those enjoying it together at the table. You can usually find her with a cup of coffee in hand, unless it's happy hour, in which case she trades the coffee for a glass of wine accompanied by a good cheeseboard.

Before joining the team, Mary Kate worked as an editor at American Media Inc., covering fashion and beauty for In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, and Closer magazines. She has also worked as an entertainment editor at Elite Daily and an account manager at Socialfly, a social media agency, where she focused on clients in the hospitality and lifestyle spaces—including a Michelin Star restaurant. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Elite Daily, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, Closer, First for Women, and more. Mary Kate received a BA in Journalism from The University of Georgia. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @mkhoban.

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Education

Mary Kate received a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Georgia.

Expertise: Product Reviews,
Education: The University of Georgia
Title: Associate Editorial Director, Commerce

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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