Hi! I’m Laura Testino, an education and children’s issues reporter in Memphis for The Commercial Appeal

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.