Laura Hackett

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Asheville, North Carolina
Florida Southern College
Food And Beverage, Cooking, Restaurants
  • Laura is the senior city editor for AVLtoday, where she covers Asheville's booming restaurant scene, bars, and other lifestyle-related news.
  • She has five years of experience as a food writer, including for publications like Eater, The Infatuation, and Mountain Xpress.
  • In her spare time, Laura is an avid home cook who loves finding new ways to perfect her technique for roast chicken, stock, and everything in between.


Laura has worked as a professional writer for five years. She got her start at Mountain Xpress, an arts and culture publication in Asheville, North Carolina, where she delved into everything from sourdough starters and food truck competitions to the history of pizza. As a Senior City Editor for AVLtoday, she's had the privilege of covering Asheville's restaurant scene as it has launched into national acclaim over the last decade. She joined Static Media in 2023.


Laura has a bachelor's degree in English from Florida Southern College, a liberal arts school based in sunny Lakeland, Florida.
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