Ellyn Santiago

Heavy contributor Ellyn Santiago is a decades-long, award-winning investigative reporter who has worked in print and online in Florida, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut and nationally. Ellyn is presently based in New Haven, Connecticut but covers a national beat for Heavy to include breaking news, politics, criminal justice, social justice, investigative reporting, and occasional timely entertainment and sports news posts. Reach out to ellyn.santiago@heavy.com.
  • WATCH: Racist ‘Parking Lot Paul’ Harasses Mother & Daughter Speaking Spanish [VIDEO]

    A late middle-age white man from Ohio who admits he's a racist, 'very much so,' harasses a mother and daughter speaking Spanish in a Vegas grocery store parking lot.

  • Racially-Motivated School Shooting Threat in Same Indiana District as May Shooting

  • JLo’s Thong Trousers: Vulgar or Va-va-voom? [PHOTOS & POLL]

  • Michael Avenatti’s Ex Wife Christine Carlin Defends Him in Tweets

  • Lisa Storie-Avenatti: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Sheriff: Nikolas Cruz Attacks, Tases Jail Officer

    Alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz has been charged with attacking a sheriff's deputy and commandeering the officer's taser in the Broward County jail.

  • Allyn Pierce, Camp Fire Hero: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • CNN Suing Pres. Donald Trump & White House Aides. Rival Fox Supports CNN

  • Peter Gust: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Tour Dates Canceled

  • Baraboo (WI) High School Class Pose Doing Nazi Salute

    A photograph of a group of white male students from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin shows them posing using the Nazi salute, also known as the Hitler salute.

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Under Fire For Public Hanging & Voter Suppression ‘Jokes’

  • WATCH: ‘I’m Surrounded By Fire,’ News Cameraman’s Alarming Footage [Video]

  • The Illustrious History of US Marines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Gunmen Firing at Tekashi69 & Kanye West Video Shoot [VIDEO]

  • WATCH: Firehawk Helicopter Records Terrifying Malibu Fire [Videos]

  • WATCH: As Fire Threatens, LA Zoo Is Evacuating Animals

  • Noel Sparks: A Tribute to the Thousand Oaks Shooting Victim

  • Colleen Long, Ian Long’s Mother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Grace Maria ‘Saves’ Homeless Man’s Life in Encounter With Armed Police [Video]

    Grace Maria recorded a young homeless man who believed police were going to kill him as officers had guns drawn. She encouraged him to get on the ground and 'saved his life.'

  • WATCH: Witnesses Describe Borderline Bar Mass Shooting [VIDEOS]

  • Rapper Smokepurpp Makes THC Syrup to Help People Kick Lean

  • Democrat Spanberger Narrowly Defeats GOP Incumbent to Take Virginia 7th District

  • Florida Pastor Refuses to Remove Polling Place Sign Condemning Democratic Voters

  • WATCH: Landlord Foreclosed on Arizona Polling Location [Video]

    Maricopa County, Arizona officials said one of their rented poll locations was shuttered by the landlord Monday night because the building is in foreclosure.

  • Sabrina Dhowre: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Election Day Poll Closing Times State-by-State

  • Paulette Jordan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Abigail Spanberger: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Fifteen States Currently Allow Election Day Voter Registration

    It's not too late. Residents of these 15 states can register and vote on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6.