Abigail Trafford

An award-winning journalist, Abigail Trafford has covered a range of stories from the landings on the moon and the shooting of President Ronald Reagan to the emergence of AIDS, the politics of abortion, the downfall of President Clinton’s health coverage initiative and the rise of genetics and managed care. For 14 years she was the Post’s Health Editor. Under her guidance, the Health Section won 10 Penney-Missouri Awards for excellence in feature journalism. Abigail has been a commentator on health and social issues for Washington Post Radio, host of an online “health talk” program and syndicated columnist with Universal Press syndicate. She began her career as a researcher for the National Geographic. Abigail is the author of 3 books: My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades After 50; As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity; and CrazyTime: Surviving Divorce & Building a New Life.