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Interviewing Lisa Morgan, a teacher from Lake Charles, in Lafayette, La. 

Photo by Katie Sikora, December 2020.

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Interviewing food writer Ian McNulty at Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

Photo by Katie Sikora, April 2022.

I’m a journalist, radio producer, and writer in New Orleans.

I'm currently the metro reporter for New Orleans' NPR station, where I focus on housing, transportation, and city government. If you've got a story idea or tip, give me a shout at


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 everything from refugee resettlement in Georgia for the Bitter Southerner, to the oil industry and incarceration in Louisiana for Scalawag, to 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. 

Find me on Twitter @carly_berlin. 

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