Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Currently, Mallory is an associate entertainment editor at Bustle, a contributor to The Daily Meal, a podcast writer for the Parcast Network, and the founder of the food blog Couch Potato Cook. She has also provided on-camera and radio commentary for BBC News and the BBC World Service.
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, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Trulia, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Mallory 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 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 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. She is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City Hollywood improv programs, and has performed at the UCB Theater, iOWest, and other venues around Los Angeles.