Monica Collins, writer and journalist, has a unique perspective on the media. As an independent journalist, she writes and sells her own column, Ask Dog Lady, a humor lifestyle advice column on various platforms, including the Web at www.askdoglady.com.
She also spent many years on staff as media columnist/TV critic for USA Today, TV Guide, and Boston Herald. She has written various profiles for USA Weekend magazine, including a cover piece on CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Her columns also have run in Vogue, Boston Magazine, Town & Country, and Forbes/Life. Collins has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, The O'Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, and NPR's All Things Considered.
In 2005 Collins became a media strategist for a major Boston non-profit organization. She now coaches non-profits to enact communications plans and works with them on public relations and media strategy as a consultant. She helps clients get the word out in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Jewish Advocate and online in social media.