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Mallory is a writer & journalist based in Los Angeles. She is available for assignments in LA & beyond.

Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Formerly, Mallory worked at Bustle for over 5 years. As Associate Entertainment Editor, she oversaw nightly and weekend coverage of entertainment and celebrity breaking news, while supervising a team of writers. Specifically, she managed Bustle’s daily entertainment news coverage of casting announcements, music releases, new movie and TV trailers, and celeb happenings, as well as attending LA-based junkets and set visits.

As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 15 years of experience covering entertainment, celebrities, TV, food, lifestyle, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Before Bustle, she worked as a staff writer for the New York Daily News, The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee. Mallory’s bylines have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many 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. 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. Mallory’s 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.

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 studied business entrepreneurship and marketing at Santa Monica College and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City Hollywood. In her spare time, Mallory takes enjoys painting, random trivia, and blogging about food at Couch Potato Cook.

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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 videos on the blog's YouTube channel, which has been featured on Food Network, Discovery Channel Canada, Teen Vogue, and Gizmodo.



Fun Facts


Final Draft Big Break Contest, 2-time semifinalist, and quarterfinalist
Script Pipeline Contest, quarterfinalist
Featured at the LA Scripted Comedy Festival at iOWest and the WGA Ladies Of Laughter Contest
Tennessee Sports Writers Association, Best Outdoors Writer (2nd Place)


Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Rachel Bloom, Alfre Woodard, Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan, Nick Jonas, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Amy Sedaris, Diane Lane, Constance Zimmer, Dacre Montgomery, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jon Favreau, Vanessa Kirby, Kellie Martin, Ian Ziering, and a lot more.


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


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


At RomCom Fest & the Asian American Journalist Association National Convention

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