Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1945.
Production editor, American Hospital Association, Chicago, 1955-1958; partner, Editl./Research Svc., Evanston, Illinois, 1958-1989; research associate, Herman Smith Association, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1964-1968; senior editor, Rand McNally & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1968-1978; director corporation relations, Pick Americana Hotels, Chicago, 1979-1981; freelance writer, since 1982.
Member Travel Journalists Guild (president 1994-1996), American Society Journalists and Authors (board directors 1993-1996), Society of America Travel Writers (chapter chair 1976-1978, board directors 1978-1980), Midwest Travel Writers (board directors 1986-1988), Chicago Women in Public (founding), Indiana Writers Chicago.
Married Wilbur F. McNair, November 11, 1950 (deceased 1974). Children: Allen, Donald, Roger, Patricia.