Meredith C. Carroll is an Aspen, Colo.-based columnist and writer whom Rush Limbaugh once called a babe.

Her op-ed column Muck Off has been running in The Aspen Times since 2014. Since 2018, Meredith has also been dispensing advice on only-in-Aspen woes via her Altitude Adjustment column in Aspen Sojourner magazine. She was a Denver Post op-ed columnist from 2012-15, and from 2005-2012, her column Meredith Pro Tem ran weekly in newspapers including the Times, Summit Daily News and Santa Monica Daily Press.


The Colorado Press Association has recognized Meredith six times for Best Humorous Column Writing and Best Serious Column Writing. She won the Reader's Choice award for Best Columnist in The Aspen Times Weekly's 2017 "Best of Aspen" issue.

Meredith's news, travel, political, parenting, humor and feature writing have also appeared in The Washington Post, Disney's, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, The Week, Huffington Post, Parents, Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and The New York Times, among other publications. In fact, her work has appeared frequently in The New York Times, if by “frequently,” you mean “twice.”

A New York native, Meredith's career began in TV production at NBC. She moved to Colorado's Elk Mountains in 2003 to work as the news director and anchor at KSNO-FM, where she won four Colorado Broadcasters Association awards. She eventually moved on to NPR member station Aspen Public Radio to host All Things Considered. Neither Steve Inskeep nor Ira Glass ever called her a babe.

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