Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Currently, Mallory is an Associate Entertainment News Editor at Bustle, a podcast writer for the Parcast Network, and the founder of the food blog Couch Potato Cook.
In her current position at Bustle, she runs nightly entertainment news coverage, manages a team of writers, and covers Los Angeles-based events and junkets as needed. As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 14 years of experience covering entertainment, TV, food, lifestyle, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Her work has also 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 lots of others.
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 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 has also studied business entrepreneurship at Santa Monica College and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City Hollywood.