I've been writing for USA TODAY for nearly 9 years and cover the intersection of film, food, fitness and pop culture out of Los Angeles.
Samuel L. Jackson once called me an "alpha reporter," which I took as a compliment. I like to think he meant that I'm not afraid to GO THERE for a story.
While reporting, I've tried a "Ninja Warrior" obstacle course, sat in a monster makeup chair and hosted a live-stream from the Oscars. I've also gone there figuratively via on-the-record discussions about harassment, bathroom habits and cannabis use.
Want to connect?
My email is CarlyMallenbaum@gmail.com.