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Alice Joy Hornbaker Edit Profile


Alice Joy Hornbaker, American Author.


Hornbaker, Alice Joy was born on February 3, 1927 in Cincinnati.


Bachelor cum laude and honors in Journalism, San Jose State University, California, 1949.


Assistant woman's editor San Jose Mercury-News, 1949-1955. Columnist Life After 50, Cincinnati Post newspaper, 1993—2002. Freelance writer Cincinnati, since 1995.

Writer, broadcaster The Alice Hornbaker Show www.wmkvfm.org and 89.3 FM Cincinnati, 1996. Freelance feature writer www.grandparentworld.com. Broadcaster www.wmkvm.com.

Owner, manager Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant, Cincinnati, 1955—1968. Director public relations Children's Home Society California, Santa Clara, 1968—1971. Assistant director public relations United Fund California, Santa Clara, since 1971.

Editor Tristate Sunday Enquirer magazine, 1986—1989, columnist Generations, 1976—1993. Editorial director Writers Digest School, Cincinnati, 1971—1975. Columnist, critic, magazine writer, reporter, copy editor Tempo section Cincinnati Enquirer, 1975—1993, book editor, critic, columnist on aging, feature writer Tempo section.

Reporter news segments on aging Station WKRC-television, 1983—1986. Commentator on aging Station WMLX-AM, 1991—1993. Broadcaster, writer Station WMKV-FM, since 1995.

Teacher adult education Forest Hills School District, Thomas More College, since 1973. Columnist Sunday Editor, 1976—1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (Book) Preventive Care: Easy Exercise Against Aging, 1974. Columnist: internet 3 times weekly Life After 50. Contributor articles to various publications including: People, Modern Maturity, St. Anthony Messenger, New York Times Sun magazine, Ohio Heitage mag.

      Others., fiction to Enquirer magazine. Author: W.O.L.D. In Cincinati, 2010.


Member AOPHA (1st place, 2009, 3rd place 2010), Blue Pencil of Ohio State University (president 1981-1982), Women in Communications, Ohio Newspaper Women's Association (vice president 1981-1983, 1st place human interest story 1977-1985, 2d place column award 1979, Tops in Ohio award 1982, M.M. McMullen 2d place award, 1982, Recognition award 1985, 4th place on aging National Legacies contest 1994), Society Professional Journalists (treasurer 1981-1982), Ohio Press Women, Inc. (1st and 3d place awards for feature writing 1992).


Children: Christopher Albert, Holly Jo, Joseph Bernard III.

Holly Jo Hornbaker

Christopher Albert Hornbaker

Joseph Bernard III Hornbaker