Laura McKnight on Muck Rack

Laura McKnight

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Covers:  cheese fries, cocktails, bars, late-night pizza, beer, drinks, trivia nights, wine, drinking, the failure of prohibition, live music, festivals, food, music
Doesn't Cover: dry counties, sobriety

Night-time crime reporter for The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com. Born on the bayou in a crossfire hurricane and such.

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Biography

I cover bars, beers, drinks, etc., for Nola.com/The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Formerly a health/science journalist and A&E writer for The Courier (Houma, La.)

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@LJMcKnightNOLA — 781 followers, 2,159 tweets

As this Arctic air mass descends upon us, I am near Canal Street and can only hear the howling wind and a bunch of trumpets outside. #Nola #LiveMusic
RT @Crimealytics: Just a reminder to crazy foreign dictators - New Orleans is rapidly sinking into the sea, so no need to waste valua… https://t.co/T6OCCVvanj
Received word that the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude is opening as a shelter tonight (Tuesday) through Wednesday morning for the homeless and people without power at their homes.
Struggling to think of anything other than how cold it is. When people ask me a question, all I can think is "I don't know it's cold can we talk about how cold it is cause I'm cold." #deepfreeze #frozennola
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering the Lafourche Parish Council (a parish is the Louisiana version of a county) for KTIB 640-AM in Thibodaux, La.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, when I was a child. The sound of a typewriter is very satisfying.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Carl Kolchak, the Night Stalker.