Lara Nicholson covers the Florida Parishes in southeast Louisiana for The Advocate, one of Louisiana’s largest publications. A recent graduate of Louisiana State University, Nicholson holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science, and was editor-in-chief of The Reveille, the student-run paper. She is a native of Baton Rouge, and has interned twice at The Advocate. Her reporting has taken her to the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, where she spent three days covering the escape of Cara, a 12-foot, 100-pound albino Burmese python, who snuck out of her aquarium in the middle of the night.
The Advocate is Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, serving the cities of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and their surrounding regions. The Advocate is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of local news, City Hall, the state house, politics, business, environment and other areas of general interest for our readers, in print and online. With a news and editorial staff of approximately 105 reporters, editors, designers, photographers and digital journalists, The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in New Orleans and the only print news outlet committed to covering all aspects of the city.
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