Mallory is a writer & journalist based in Los Angeles.


Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. She is currently an Associate Content Writer at Spotify for Parcast Studios, writing and editing scripts for the platform’s original podcasts. Mallory freelanced for Parcast from 2017-2019 before joining the writing staff full-time in 2020. She is a proud member of the Parcast Union and its bargaining committee.

Previously, Mallory was at Bustle for over 5 years, working her way up from being a freelance writer to Contributing Entertainment Editor and, ultimately, Associate Entertainment Editor.

As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 16 years of experience covering entertainment, celebrities, TV, food, lifestyle, e-commerce, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Mallory’s bylines have also appeared in E! News, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many others.

She began her journalism career in newspapers, working 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. Additionally, she was 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. Additionally, she earned a certificate in business entrepreneurship at Santa Monica College and is currently studying toward one in marketing. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys painting, going on random Wikipedia deep dives, and taking sunset photos.


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)


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


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.


In the media: BBC World Service, NPR, LA Weekly, NY Post & Baltimore Sun

As a moderator: RomCom Fest & the Asian American Journalist Association National Convention

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Mallory is no longer on staff at Bustle and E! News. She is also no longer contributing to the Daily Meal.

For freelance inquiries, job opps, and fun stuff, please email:

mallory [at] mallorycarra [dot] com

Mallory will consider select food pitches for her blog/Instagram Couch Potato Cook:

food [at] mallorycarra [dot] com

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