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Lori Lyons

 Journalist - Writer - Storyteller 

Lori, an award-winning journalist, has been a member of the New Orleans area media for nearly 30 years. She spent 26 years at The Times-Picayune, reporting on a wide variety of subjects including sports, crime, politics, government and human interests. Since 2012, she has worked steadily at a freelance writer for various newspapers and web sites, including The New Orleans Advocate, L'Observateur , The St. Charles Herald-Guide and Sportsnola.com. She also spent six months as a writing assistant in the Public Affairs Office at Loyola University New Orleans. 

Lori  is an established blogger at Thelyonsdin.com, and the author of The Diary of a Mom in Waiting, a memoir about infertility and adoption. 

Available for writing, editing, proofreading, blogging, web design and consultation, social media, tutoring, storytelling.

And even calligraphy.


Recently published

West St. John blanks Varnado, honor fallen coach, The New Orleans Advocate (11/25/14)
The West St. John football team plays its first game without murdered assistant coach.

Our daughter's is a scoliosis warrior. 

Luling Bridge runners conquer elements, The New Orleans Advocate (4/9/14)
An assortment of athletes and non-athletes took on the Luling Bridge Run.

Famiies celebrate adoption: The New Orleans Advocate (11/5/12)
Families brought together by the Volunteers of America celebrate adoption

Shopping with the Saints: The New Orleans  Advocate (10/17/12)
Story on New Orleans Saints player Pierre Thomas taking a group of LaPlace hurricane victims on a shopping spree.

St. John residents still struggling after Isaac: The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com (9/30/12)
   Feature story on residents struggling to recover after Hurricane Isaac. (My last story for The Times-Picayune)

After giving, East St. John receiving:
   Feature story on Louisiana high school's struggle following Hurricane Isaac.

Feasting on Success: Norco Food Incubator: The Times-Picayune/Nola.com (7/15/12)
   Feature story on Norco Food Incubator, Business in the River Parishes Special Section.

All-American Red Heads, the first women's basketball team to make the Hall of Fame: Nola.com (6/3/12)
   Feature story on Louisiana woman who was member of the All-American Red Heads basketball team

Honoring What We Have -- And What We've Lost: America Adopts (5/3/12)
  Guest blog on Mother's Day.