Slate Names New ‘Dear Prudence’ Columnist

Emily Yoffe signs off after 10 years.

Slate has named Mallory Ortberg its new Dear Prudence columnist. Ortberg is the co-founder of The Toast and has previously written for Gawker and The Hairpin.

“Mallory is one of the most distinctive and exciting writers working today: wise, big-hearted, and devilishly funny,” wrote Slate editor Julia Turner, in an announcement. “She is also a devoted Prudie fan, and a close student of the column. I can’t wait to see where she takes it next.”

Ortberg is succeeding Emily Yoffe, who wrote the advice-column Dear Prudence since 2005. Her last piece will run Thursday.