Hi! I’m Laura Testino. I’m an education beat reporter in Memphis for Chalkbeat Tennessee. My start in the city began at at The Commercial Appeal, a USA Today Network paper, where I reported on education and other general news for nearly four years. 

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.

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.