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Laura T. Coffey

Laura & Coco

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 25 years of experience, Laura has written and edited hundreds of high-profile human-interest stories and projects. In recent years she’s 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 feature story Laura wrote about senior shelter animals for, the website of NBC’s TODAY show, where Laura has worked as a writer, editor and producer since 2008. Before that, 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, The Bark magazine and many other publications.

Laura lives in Seattle with her husband, Michael Wann, their son, Tyler, their adopted senior dog, Coco, and their rescued middle-aged cat, Obi-Wann Catnobi.