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

In 2014, her op-ed column Muck Off started running in The Aspen Times.

From 2012-2015, she was a contributing op-ed columnist for The Denver Post,

and for the seven years prior, her column Meredith Pro Tem was featured weekly in

The Aspen Times, Summit Daily News and Santa Monica Daily Press (plus a few newspapers in Utah).

Since 2018, she's also been dispensing advice on only-in-Aspen woes via

her Altitude Adjustment column in Aspen Sojourner magazine.


The Colorado Press Association has recognized Meredith six times for

Best Humorous Column Writing and Best Serious Column Writing.

She also won the Reader's Choice award for Best Columnist

in the Aspen Times Weekly's 2017 "Best of Aspen" issue.

​For nearly a decade Meredith wrote regularly for

renowned parenting websites and Disney’s

She's also written essays, feature and travel articles for such publications as

Redbook, Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, The Denver Post, Cherry Picks, MSN, Majalla Magazine,

The Week, Parents, Condé Nast Traveler, The Aspen Times Weekly, The Aspen Times, Town & Country

xoJane, Elizabeth Street, Mamamia, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

In fact, her writing has appeared frequently in The New York Times, if by “frequently,” you mean “twice.”

ABC News, Ad Age, CBS Radio, HLN’s Evening Express, the Patt Morrison program on NPR in Los Angeles,

and NBC’s Moms and the City have all interviewed her about her writing.

Meredith's been quoted, too, in places like Time magazine, AdWeek, The Daily Beast,

The Week, HLN, Jezebel, The Washington Times, The Atlantic,

San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo, and MSNBC.

Her media career launched when she was 15 as the now-defunct

Sassy magazine’s first (and last) high school intern. (Sorry.)

After college she moved to New York City and wore a a khaki skirt and blue blazer

with matching loafers for the NBC Page Program (and maybe a little for herself).

Eventually she became a producer and talent executive at networks including NBC, VH1,

Oxygen and HBO. She was part of the Emmy Award-winning team that produced

Saturday Night Live's 25th anniversary special in 1999. She was also a Tony Awards voter in 2003

and tried to vote for Cats, but evidently its ninth life ended three years earlier.


In addition to her work in television, she had a brief and undistinguished career in feature films, including

The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and Woody Allen’s Small Time Crooks.

She may or may not have worked on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, starring Robert DeNiro.


She moved to Aspen in 2003 and worked as the news director and anchor at KSNO-FM,

winning four Colorado Broadcasters Association awards including

Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast & Best Single Event News Coverage.

In the mid- to late-2000s she was the All Things Considered host at NPR member station

Aspen Public Radio. Neither Steve Inskeep nor Ira Glass ever called her a babe.

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