All photographs copyright Laurie McClellan 2013

Journalism: I’ve written feature articles, essays, health and science stories, and travel pieces for outlets including The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Health Affairs, Arlington Magazine, National Parks, and National Geographic, among others. Please check the "Clips" page for samples of my work.

Photography: I started out in media as a television producer, and even though I mostly write for print these days, I still see stories as both words and pictures. I take the photos for many of the travel stories I write. My photos have appeared in magazines such as Blue Ridge Country, Mountain Homes, and Frederick and on websites including 

Take a tour of my photography on Flickr.

Scripts: I've written hundreds of scripts for both National Geographic TV and the Discovery Channel, ranging from daily news stories to documentaries. As a freelancer, I've recently written scripts for corporate clients such as Ketchum and Ringling Brothers.

Ringling Brothers: Endangered Species

National Geographic: Sudan, The Lost Boy (Emmy nominated)


Corporate work: From 2010 to 2014, I wrote books, posters, blog posts, the biographies on the back of commemorative stamps, and other products for the U.S. Postal Service.

Shirley Chisholm stamp