Since 1997, the Washington Post has published Carolyn Hax‘s advice column, formerly titled “Tell Me About It.” The syndicated feature has become popular with readers of all ages.
She originally wrote the column to address issues that young adults face, but has broadened its scope. Her casual advice has made her a national celebrity.
Who is Carolyn Hax?
Carolyn Hax is a New York Times best selling author, an oh-so sexy television host and an accomplished photographer. She is also a proud mother of two and an avid cyclist. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and a fan of everything from the big apple to the small towns in the middle of nowhere. She is an expert in the art of balancing family life with work and she is quite a social butterfly. She was in the news recently for snagging a role on the hit show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’. She has also been in the limelight due to her high-octane style of writing and frequent sexy antics on the ‘Today Show’ and the ‘Lotus foxy’.
What is her Advice Column?
Known for her blunt, compassionate advice, Carolyn Hax is one of ‘The Washington Post’s’ most popular writers. Her syndicated column, ‘Tell Me About It,’ originally targeted readers under 30 but has become much more encompassing.
Whether you’re struggling with love, relationships or life in general, Hax has a few pearls of wisdom to offer. But she doesn’t sugarcoat the harsh realities, and her brutal honesty is what sets her apart from the rest.
Hax, who is a Harvard graduate and a 10-year newspaper veteran, has experienced her fair share of ups and downs in her life. In a wide-ranging interview with Insider, she spoke about her career, her life and the reader questions that still mystify her. This interview was edited and condensed for clarity.
How did she get started?
A former model, Carolyn Hax plucked up the courage to approach The Washington Post editors and ask them to start her own advice column. Her self-assured candor quickly caught on, and today, her column appears in more than 200 newspapers across the country.
With her columns, she’s joined a centuries-old tradition of self-help authors, but her blunt-but-not-stylish style has made her a household name. She’s also one of The Post’s most viewed authors, according to internal data.
Her daily syndicated column, Tell Me About It (formerly titled “Carolyn Hax”), features broad relational advice. It originally targeted readers under 30, but it became more encompassing over the years.
What is her Style?
As the author of a daily syndicated advice column, Carolyn Hax is known for her blunt but compassionate counsel. She has been with The Washington Post for 25 years and is one of its most popular writers.
She started her career at The Post as a news editor. She worked her way up from copy-editing to writing occasional columns and eventually got the advice column job.
Her advice column, Tell Me About It, features broad relational advice. It originally targeted readers under 30 but has since expanded its scope to include anyone who’s dealing with love, family or other life issues.
Who is her Husband?
Carolyn Hax is married to cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. They have three children and live outside of Washington, D.C. They also have a dog named Zuzu.
She is an advice columnist for the Washington Post and writes Tell Me About It, a syndicated column that provides general relational advice. It originally targeted readers under 30 but has broadened its audience.
She has a strong sense of humor and is often able to turn her personal experiences into insightful advice. She has faced a number of life crises and her most difficult was when she had to take care of her mother after she was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). When she divorced her first husband, she was expecting twins and had to wait a year before getting married again.