Student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1953. Bachelor of Science in History, University Michigan, 1956.
Clubmobile worker United Nations forces American Red Cross, Republic of Korea, 1956—1958. Staff programmer American Red Cross France, Chaumont, 1958—1961. Director Bexar County chapter youth American Red Cross, San Antonio, 1961—1962.
Staff writer/columnist Detroit Free Press, 1970—1975. Editor Michigan Social Register, 1975—1977. Lifestyle editor Observer and Eccentric newspapers, Birmingham, Michigan, 1977—1987.
Staff writer, columnist Detroit News, 1987—1991. Consultant in field, since 1992. Member advisory committee Wayne State University Press, since 2000.
Board directors Detroit chapter American Red Cross, 1989-1992. Member University-Liggett School Aumni Board, 2003^. Member advisory board Greenfield Village Antiques Show, 2000-2005.
Member Detroit History Society (board directors 1986-1991), Detroit Institute Arts Women's Association.
Married Charles Martin Hines Junior, September 29, 1962 (divorced February 1970). Children: Charles M. Hines III, Margaret Helen Whittaker Zimmerman.