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Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. McIntosh currently writes for Portico Magazine, Tailgater Magazine, Hook & Barrel, and Groovy History, among others. Loyd McIntosh is also the associate editor of Industrial Machinery Digest.

About Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama. He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. During his career, Loyd McIntosh has worked in marketing and communications for the YMCA of Greater Birmingham and SportsFirst, Inc. Loyd McIntosh entered the marketing/communications field after a short career as a newspaper reporter and sports writer for several newspapers around the Southeastern United States, including The Daily Home in Talladega, Alabama, and The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Loyd is the recipient of several awards, including five Birmingham ADDY Awards for excellence in advertising, and three Alabama Press Association Awards. Loyd McIntosh also holds professional certifications in Content Marketing, Email Marketing, and Inbound Marketing.


In 2000, Loyd McIntosh began his career as a freelance writer and has since published work in more than two dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the following: Birmingham Magazine, B-Metro, Portico Magazine, Tailgater Magazine, Hook & Barrel, Business Xpansion Journal, Good Grit, The Gospel Herald, Discover St. Clair, The Birmingham News, and The Anniston Star, just to name a few. Loyd McIntosh has also served as editor of several publications, including The Cahaba Journal, a monthly newspaper covering Trussville, Alabama, Upper90 Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine covering the sport of soccer in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida, and Y Life Birmingham, a bi-monthly association magazine for members, program participants, and donors of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham.

Loyd McIntosh attended UAB from 1990-1993 where he spent two-plus years as a player for the Blazers men's soccer team. He transferred to the University of Montevallo in 1993 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in mass communications. Loyd is originally from Trussville, Alabama, and currently lives in Pell City, Alabama, with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters, Lily and Emily Grace.

In addition to his work as a freelance writer, Loyd McIntosh is currently the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for Portico Magazine and the Associate Editor for Industrial Machine Digest.

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