Laura Reilly

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Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Rutgers The State University Of New Jersey
Game Of Thrones, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Breaking Bad And Better Call Saul
  • For many years, Laura used to watch every Best Picture nomination for the Academy Awards at the annual 24-hour movie marathon at the Times Square AMC. Now, she still makes it a point to watch every film, but from the comfort of her home.
  • Laura has tracked every film and TV episode she has ever seen in an app, even backtracking media from her childhood, in order to categorize them into exhaustive recommendation lists by genre.
  • She has seen at least one episode of almost every reality competition show that's been produced since the 2000s, and counts The Amazing Race, Top Chef, and The Mole as her favorites.


Laura Reilly began her journalism career in 2011 as a teenager writing for pop culture fansites and interviewing celebrities at events in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked as a writer and editor for Group Nine Media covering spirits and cocktails. In 2018, she became the Editorial Director for the travel website Matador Network. For three years, she led a large global production team, and the editorial team won several prestigious industry awards under her leadership. Now that Laura is back in grad school, she's returned to her entertainment roots as a Freelance News Editor for Xoop.


Laura graduated from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in 2016 with a BA in journalism & media studies and cultural anthropology. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
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