Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Formerly, Mallory worked at Bustle for over 5 years, working her way up from a freelance writer to Contributing Entertainment Editor and, ultimately, Associate Entertainment Editor. She guided nightly and weekend coverage of entertainment and celebrity breaking news, while supervising a team of writers.
As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 15 years of experience covering entertainment, celebrities, TV, food, lifestyle, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Mallory’s bylines have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Tribune, 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 has been a podcast writer for Spotify’s Parcast Network and 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 studied business entrepreneurship and marketing at Santa Monica College. In her spare time, Mallory takes enjoys painting, Wikipedia deep dives, and taking sunset photos.
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)
and Teaching Stephen King: Horror, the Supernatural, and New Approaches to Literature
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 is 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