Mallory Carra is an award-winning journalist, editor, screenwriter, and teacher based in Los Angeles. She is currently an Associate Content Writer at Spotify’s Parcast Studios, writing and editing scripts for the platform’s original podcasts. She is also an adjunct instructor at USC Annenberg’s Media Center, a multi-disciplinary student newsroom producing daily text, radio, and TV stories.
As a journalist and editor, Mallory has over 17 years of experience covering breaking news, entertainment, celebrities, food, lifestyle, e-commerce, real estate, sports, health, and academia. Mallory’s bylines have also appeared in E! News, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, the New York Daily News, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many, many others. She began her journalism career in newspapers, working as a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee.
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 certificates in business entrepreneurship and marketing at Santa Monica College. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys painting, going on random 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
Career Talks: NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, NYU Production Lab
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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