Peggy Post is Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law and a director of The Emily Post Institute, She is the author or co-author of more than a dozen etiquette books. Peggy is co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition. Her other books include the 16th and 17th editions of Emily Post’s Etiquette, The Gift of Good Manners, Excuse Me But I Was Next…, Emily Post’s Wedding Planner, and Emily’s Everyday Manners.
Since 1995, Peggy has written a popular monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine. She also wrote a biweekly online column in The New York Times called “The Well-Mannered Wedding.” Additionally, Peggy conducts lectures and seminars on business and wedding etiquette throughout the U.S.
She has worked as a spokesperson with a wide range of companies to promote their brands to media, including Master Card, Bed Bath & Beyond, SBC, Merci Chocolate, Yahoo!, KFC, Vistaprint, and the Florida Department of Citrus.
Peggy Post’s media appearances include Oprah, Dr. Phil, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, the Today show, Good Morning America, Dateline, VH1, and CNN. Peggy has been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets, including NPR, USA Weekend, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Baltimore Sun.
Peggy began her career as an international flight attendant for Pan American World Airways. She then taught seventh grade English and history in New York City before entering the business world, where she developed a 30-year career in management and consulting positions in the financial sector. Born in Washington, DC, she was raised in Maryland and New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Louisiana State University. Peggy and her husband, Allen, live in southwest Florida, and she has two stepsons, Casey and Jeep, and a grandson Carter.