Mary Kate Hoban is a Senior Commerce Editor for The Spruce Eats. She has been with Dotdash since December 2018 and has worked across several Dotdash brands editing full product reviews and commerce roundups. Before joining the team, she 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.
- Mary Kate has written for The Spruce Eats since December 2018
- 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
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 cheese board.
Mary Kate received a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Georgia.
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.
Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.