Hi! I’m Laura Testino. I write about children and families in Memphis, and how they are impacted by K-12 and higher education systems for The Commercial Appeal, a USA Today Network paper

Previously, I’ve worked in New Orleans as a life and culture reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and in New York City as a digital editor for This Old House magazine.

Born and raised about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta, I hopped next door for college at The University of Alabama where I graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both journalism and dance.

I’m partial to storytelling in and about the South.

You’ll learn the most about me by way of my editorial work. If you’re feelin’ fancy, find my resume here.