Laura T. Coffey is a veteran journalist and the author of the book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.” She has been a writer, editor and producer for TODAY.com, the website of NBC’s TODAY show, since 2008.
Before she started at TODAY.com, Laura worked as a reporter, columnist and editor for msnbc.com (now NBCNews.com), social issues editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, deputy business editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune (now U-T San Diego), managing editor of The Prague Post in the Czech Republic, a reporter and editor at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, a reporter at the Peninsula Clarion in Alaska, and a reporter and columnist for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in Florida.
In recent years, Laura has earned first-place writing awards from the Society for Features Journalism and the Dog Writers Association of America, and headline-writing awards from the American Copy Editors Society.
Laura lives in Seattle with her husband, Michael, their son, Tyler, their two senior dogs, Frida and Manny, and their giant 14-year-old cat, Diego.
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