Reporting in Lafayette, La., December 2020. Photo by Katie Sikora.

I’m a freelance journalist and writer in New Orleans.


From April 2020 through December 2021, I was the Gulf Coast Correspondent for Southerly, where my work focused on disaster recovery across south Louisiana during two record-breaking hurricane seasons. Much of that reporting centered on the aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Lake Charles, and was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center


As a freelancer, I've written about refugee resettlement in Georgia for the Bitter Southerner; the oil industry and incarceration in Louisiana for Scalawag; and a traveling rabbi serving the South's small-town synagogues for the Oxford American.

I grew up in Atlanta and earned a BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Bowdoin College in 2018. 

Have an assignment, an idea for a collaboration, or a story you'd like to see covered? Get in touch!

Contact me:

berlincarly [at] gmail [dot] com