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 and exclusive 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, currently negotiating the union’s first Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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. For over 5 years, Mallory worked at Bustle, where she started as a freelance writer and, ultimately, joined the full-time staff as an Associate Entertainment Editor. There, she led a team of 15 writers covering nightly breaking entertainment news, while also reporting from junkets, red carpets, and set visits in Los Angeles.
Mallory’s bylines have also appeared in E! News, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many, 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 worked for Hollywood studios like Sony Pictures Television, Scott Free Productions, and NBCUniversal’s Universal Content Productions; and wrote ad/social media copy for Neutrogena, Toyota, Guardian Life Insurance, and USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture.
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 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
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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