Kyla worked for 10 years as an editor, blogger and reporter at the Lodi News-Sentinel, based in Lodi, California. In addition to serving as the city hall reporter, she's written on topics including travel, education, health, pets, and profiling local businesses.
During this time, Kyla had the opportunity to coordinate several projects, but her favorite was also the most recent. In August 2015, she worked with news editor Matt Wilson to coordinate a package celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. She interviewed a veteran who had served as a medic during the war, and collected historic accounts of the war's end from the News-Sentinel archives as well as the Associated Press. She also coordinated several other reporters, who interviewed veterans and members of the Japanese American community who were interned during the war. What resulted was a six-page broadsheet presentation of the history of Lodi during World War II. She also helped to coordinate the annual city visitors' guide presented by the newspaper, a special section celebrating Lodi's centennial in 2006, and other projects.
For the past year, Kyla has been a full-time freelance writer and editor. Her work can be seen at the San Francisco Chronicle, PsychCentral, Mental Floss, Elephant Journal, CreativeLive and beyond. She has also ghost-blogged and edited work for several content marketing companies, including WriterAccess.