Author, columnist and speaker Marybeth Hicks has spent more than a dozen years writing from the intersection of parenting and culture. Her column "Teachable Moments" is featured in Catholic Digest magazine, and she appears each week on EWTN Radio's Son Rise Morning Show with Matt Swaim. For nine years, she was a weekly culture columnist for the The Washington Times. In addition to her writing and speaking practice, she currently serves as Director of Marketing at FAITH Catholic, the publishing and communications company of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.
Marybeth's most recent book, Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters With Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith, was released in August, 2014 by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. She is the author of three previous books: Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011), Bringing up GEEKS: How to Protect Your Kid’s Childhood in a Grow-up-too-fast World (Penguin/Berkley, 2008) and The Perfect World Inside My Minivan–One Mom’s Journey Through the Streets of Suburbia (Faith Publishing, 2006).
A frequent commentator on cultural issues, Marybeth has appeared on national television outlets including Fox News Channel's Hannity and Fox and Friends , the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club and EWTN's The World Over, and on dozens of national and regional radio programs including those hosted by Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Jim Bohannon, Hugh Hewitt, G. Gordon Liddy, Brian Kilmeade and others.
Marybeth began her career as a writer in the Reagan White House, and later was a communications specialist in the educational, healthcare and corporate sectors. A graduate of Michigan State University, she serves on the advisory board of the Parents Television Council, an organization seeking to promote decency on the airwaves.
Marybeth and her husband Jim Hicks make their home in Michigan and are the parents of four children.