Tara Massouleh McCay

Tara Massouleh McCay, News Writer for Southern Living
Title: Travel and Culture Editor
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Tara Massouleh McCay is the Travel and Culture Editor for Southern Living. A writer and editor with nearly 10 years of experience in producing lifestyle content for local, regional, and national publications, she joined the Southern Living team in 2021.

She is passionate about covering anything the South is talking about, whether it's the new season of Sweet Magnolias or the demise of Sister Schubert's beloved sausage wrap rolls. Prior to joining the Southern Living team, Tara worked as an editor for Birmingham magazine.

A Birmingham native and graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), Tara loves to travel but will always call the South home. Her favorite trips involve climbing mountains and seeking out a city's spiciest foods.

About Southern Living

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Latest from Tara Massouleh McCay
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WWII Lost Jacket Medal
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Flight to the North Pole
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Erin and Ben Napier HGTV Home Town
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Sonic Boom of the South
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Christmas Trees in Dunes
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Young girl holds hand out to touch reindeer on nose
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Tomatoes on the Vine
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