Kirsten Powers and Marty Makary divorced in 2013 after a brief marriage that began in 2010. Marty Makary is a surgeon as well as accomplished author. Makary is known to make frequent appearances on news channels NBC and FoxNews as a medical commentator.
Powers is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, and graduated from the University of Maryland. She began her career in 1992 as a Democratic Party staff assistant during the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. In addition to being a columnist, she is also a Fox News contributor. Her columns have been published by USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Observer and Salon.