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MALLORY CARRA

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Mallory is available for assignments in Los Angeles and abroad. Yes, she took all the photos on this site (even the donut photo).

About

Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Currently, Mallory is a contributing entertainment editor at Bustle, a contributor to The Daily Meal, and a podcast writer for the Parcast Network. She also runs the food blog Couch Potato Cook.

As a journalist, she has over 13 years of experience covering entertainment, TV, food, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Mallory’s work has appeared in many major media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Trulia, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. 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.

Mallory’s writing 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 served as 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.

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Couch Potato Cook

Since 2013, Mallory has been running the food/pop culture website Couch Potato Cook, which features food news about local eateries and interviews with food personalities in LA and NYC. She 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.

 

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ARTICLES REFERENCED IN

Gizmodo, the Wikipedia page for Hamilton (among others), & the textbook Teaching Stephen King

HONORS

One-hour pilot semifinalist, 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

INTERVIEWED BY

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

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