Margo Howard grew up in Chicago and attended Brandeis University. Her newspaper career began at the Chicago Tribune, then the Chicago Daily-News. Her column of social commentary, "Margo," was syndicated throughout the country. She has written for the New Republic, The Nation, PEOPLE, and TV Guide, New York Newsday, and was a columnist for Boston Magazine. Currently, she is the Prudence behind "Dear Prudence" on Slate.com, as well as in 200 newspapers and on NPR's "Day To Day."
Margo Howard has three adult children and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband.