Professor Krasnow has spent her entire career as a journalist and American University journalism professor researching what she calls "female generational angst" detailed on: iriskrasnow.com. A bestselling author, her five books chronicle the adult woman’s growth cycle: Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, I Am My Mother’s Daughter, and her latest release, The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes To Stay Married.
The former national feature writer for United Press International, Krasnow has interviewed array of powerful women, including: Barbara Bush, Germaine Greer, Betty Friedan, Yoko Ono, Erica Jong, Annie Liebovitz and Queen Noor of Jordan. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and AARP Magazine, and has been reviewed in TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker and Slate. She has been a guest on Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, NPR’s All Things Considered and several times on CNN.
The longtime Academic Director of AU's Washington Journalism Semester, Krasnow and her husband are parents of four sons, ages 22, 20 and 18-year-old twins. She is a frequent keynote speaker to large women's groups across the country on topics pertaining to marriage, motherhood and personal discovery.