Welcome to my website!

I am a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 20 years of experience as a journalist and content writer. I was a sports and news writer for a handful of newspapers throughout the Southeast before landing at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in the late 1990s. 

I left the daily news grind behind in the spring of 1999, taking a role as the Marketing Manager for SportsFirst. Since August 2005 I have worked as the Communications Director for the YMCA of Greater Birmingham. 

Early in my career, I began freelancing for a handful of alternative and small newspapers before prior to publishing my first magazine article in Birmingham Magazine in May 2000. Since that time, I've worked as a freelance writer for more than two dozen magazines, websites, and newspapers covering a variety of topics, such as sports, health & fitness, food, cars, politics, and religion. 

I live in Pell City, Alabama, a small town near Birmingham, with my wife Elizabeth and our daughters Lily and Emily Grace.

Work published in: 

  • Birmingham Magazine
  • Portico Magazine
  • B-Metro
  • Thicket
  • Good Grit
  • Alabama High School Sports Magazine
  • Tailgater Magazine
  • Recovery Campus
  • LongLeaf Style
  • Discover St. Clair
  • Southern Cooking & Lifestyles
  • Alabama Alive! 
  • Mental Floss
  • American Window Cleaner
  • Upper90 Magazine
  • Friday Night Football Florida
  • The Birmingham News
  • The Anniston Star
  • Over The Mountain Journal
  • Alabama Technology Today
  • Scout.com
  • Birmingham Sports & Family
  • Gospel Herald
  • The Cahaba Times
  • Y Life Birmingham
  • Business Expansion Journal
  • Magic City Post
  • Executive Traveler
  • Mainly Southern
  • The Clanton Advertiser
  • The Western Star
  • The Daily Home
  • The News-Enterprise
  • The Sideroad

Contact me at 205.531.0866 or loydmcintosh@icloud.com