Writing / Radio

Delia Lloyd writer and journalist writing at a desk

I have reported stories and written personal essays and blogs for a variety of radio, print and web outlets.

Radio content by Delia Lloyd

My first job in journalism was as a producer at Chicago Public Radio’s Odyssey, a nationally syndicated show about ideas. At Chicago Public Radio, I also recorded commentaries for the station’s flagship morning program, Eight Forty-Eight.

Online content

I was the London correspondent for AOL’s daily news magazine, Politics Daily. At both Politics Daily (Woman Up) and The Washington Post (She the People), I was a featured blogger writing about the intersection between women, culture and politics. I have been a frequent contributor to Better After 50 and Sixty and Me .  I’m currently a featured columnist at the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing’s flagship publication This Curious Life.

Print articles and essays

In addition, my personal essays and reporting have appeared in outlets including The New York TimesThe Financial TimesThe BBC World Service and Writer’s Digest.

A selection of essays, commentaries, and reporting by Delia Lloyd can be found here.

Making Friends in Adulthood: Why We Never Leave Seventh Grade

March 7, 2024

Invisible City

Shortly before turning 50, I had an epiphany…

A 30th College Reunion Question That Changed Her Life

February 28, 2024

Living your Sparked Second Half

An impromptu question posed by a classmate about long term goals…

Relearning How to Perform Family

May 29, 2023


Not long after my mother died, my sister got a call from the independent living facility where my mother had been living…

Drafting my Memoir

November, 2022

Writer’s Digest

In her bestselling book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott shares one of her now-famous secrets of good writing…

Enjoy Your Royal Wedding. Harry and Meghan Seem Nice but I Have Better Things to Do

May 17, 2018

USA Today

I could live without the royal wedding:  the frenzy, the expense and the myth that Meghan Markle will make the monarchy seem hip…

Do Atheists Need ‘A Cathedral of Their Own’

January 30, 2012

The Washington Post

This just in, from the Department of “Can you imagine this happening in the United States?” Two prominent atheists…

The London Mews:  Trendy home, tiny living space

May 23, 2008

Christian Science Monitor

While my apartment is in one of the city’s poshest areas, it is really just a well-located closet…

Teaching (Other) Children About Sex

June 8, 2010

The New York Times Motherlode blog

You are an enlightened and proactive parent. You talk to your child about sex in age-appropriate ways and a matter-of-fact-tone. You make sure to answer…

Turning Green:  Environmentalism by Default

July 24, 2007

World Update, BBC World Service


Delia is an outstanding writer. She has a natural clarity of expression and style, and is highly adaptive to any format—from news to annual reports to research publications.

She is highly skilled at assimilating new information and turning it into succinct, engaging and bright content.

A brilliant writer capable of turning her attention to politics and personal growth on a variety of platforms with equal aplomb, But this is rarely about her:  she sets a pace which enables people around her to do their best work. Consider yourself lucky if you get to work with her.

RealDelia is one of those rare blogs that makes me laugh out loud and think—often in the same post.