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    Laura T. Coffey

    Laura T. Coffey is a self-avowed dog nut and the author of the bestselling non-fiction book My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts. A journalist with more than 30 years of experience, Laura has written and edited hundreds of high-profile human-interest stories and has earned first-place writing awards from the Society for Features Journalism and the Dog Writers Association of America.

    The My Old Dog book stemmed from a viral feature story Laura wrote about senior shelter animals for TODAY.com, the website of NBC’s TODAY show, where Laura worked as a senior writer, editor and producer for 14 years. Before joining TODAY, she worked as a reporter, editor and columnist for a variety of newspapers across the United States and overseas. Her work also has appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, PBS NewsHour Online, Best Friends magazine and many other publications. She currently serves as President of the Society for Features Journalism.

    Laura lives in Seattle with her husband, Michael Wann, their son, Tyler, their adopted senior dog, Coco, and their rescued cat, Eddie. Connect with Laura here.