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Mallory is a writer & journalist based in Los Angeles. She also took the sunset photo above.


Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Currently, Mallory is an Associate Entertainment Editor at Bustle. She oversees night and weekend entertainment news coverage, manages a team of writers, and covers Los Angeles events and junkets as needed.

As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 15 years of experience covering entertainment, TV, food, lifestyle, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Her work has also appeared in many of your favorite major media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Trulia, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among lots of others. Excerpts of her work are featured in the New York Times bestselling book The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 and Teaching Stephen King: Horror, the Supernatural, and New Approaches to Literature.

Mallory has appeared on-camera for BBC News and Bustle, along with providing radio commentary for the BBC World Service and WHYY. She began her journalism career as a staff reporter for the New York Daily News, The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee. Her creative work has received honors from the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, the Final Draft Big Break Contest, the Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest, and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Additionally, she has been a podcast writer for Spotify’s Parcast Network and a copywriter on ad campaigns for Neutrogena, Toyota, and Guardian Life Insurance.

A native of New York City, Mallory has an M.F.A. in screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and a B.A. in journalism from New York University. She has also studied business entrepreneurship at Santa Monica College and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City Hollywood. In her spare time, Mallory takes enjoys trivia, spending too much time on Reddit, and blogging about food at Couch Potato Cook.



Screenwriting Samples
Appearances On BBC World Service’s BBC OS
Scripts For Spotify’s Parcast Network

Couch Potato Cook

Since 2013, Mallory has been running the food/pop culture website Couch Potato Cook, which features food news and interviews with food personalities in LA & NYC. The blog & companion Instagram have partnered with brands such as American Express, Walgreens, and Lee Kum Kee.

Mallory has produced and directed more than 200 episodes of the blog's companion web series on YouTube, which has been featured on Food Network, Discovery Channel Canada, Teen Vogue, and Gizmodo.



Fun Facts


At RomCom Fest & the Asian American Journalist Association National Convention


One-hour pilot semifinalist, Final Draft Big Break Contest
Diversity one-hour pilot quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break Contest
Drama feature screenplay quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break Contest
Feature screenplay quarterfinalist, Script Pipeline Contest
Official written pilot selection, LA Scripted Comedy Festival
Official selection, WGA Ladies Of Laughter Contest
Best Outdoors Writer (2nd Place), Tennessee Sports Writers Association


BBC World Service, NPR, LA Weekly, NY Post & Baltimore Sun

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