In 1974, during her senior year in
high school, Ms. Joblonski received national recognition as the Most Proficient High School Journalist in the South Central
United States, Northwest Region. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in
Journalism in 1978. Her first paying job was with the Crane Chronicle where, in her first year, she
won a regional award for journalistic excellence with her article entitled “Termite Infestation in Mobile Homes and
Portable Buildings.” Shortly thereafter she moved up to the much more influential Springfield News-Leader.
Four years later, having made her way to the New York Times, Ms. Joblonski was nominated for the Edward R. Murrow
Award for her series on tenement flea infestation. Two years after joining the New York Times, Mary Ann
Joblonski accepted a position with The American Inquirer, from which she retired… twenty seven years
later. Ms. Joblonski has re-entered the publishing world, mostly as a condition of her court ordered anger management
classes and part of a restraining order which requires that she remain at least 2,000 miles from New York City. Ms.
Joblonski is currently working on an exposé of bedbug infestation in regional budget motels.
Ms. Joblonski's most noteable contributions to HGP are her ongoing histories
of the United States' Presidents and various Holidays, both of which she agreed to do only if we would also publish her exposé on Octoboy.