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 currently 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.
  • Amari Allen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Amari Allen, 12, has recanted her charge that three white boys held her down and cut her 'ugly, nappy' dreadlocks off in a playground at Immanuel Christian School.

  • WATCH: Rep. John Lewis Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

  • Jarrett William Smith: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dennis L. Turner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • PHOTO: Great White Shark Seen Near Surfer in Cape Cod

  • Report: Justin Trudeau Wore ‘Brownface’ at ‘Arabian Nights’ Party

    Time magazine published a photo of Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau wore 'brownface,' at an 'Arabian Nights'-themed party in 2001.

  • Alexis Wilson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dr. Ulrich George Klopfer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Josué David Valdez Sarmiento: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • LISTEN: Man Threatens to Shoot Down Coast Guard Planes, Kill Guardsmen

  • WATCH: White Blake Academy Students Attack Black Student

    A video and photos show a black middle school boy being attacked by white students in a locker room at Blake Academy in Lakeland, Florida Monday. One boy has been charged by police.

  • Watch: Dramatic Coast Guard Rescue of Capsized Cargo Ship Crew [Videos]

  • Watch: Kitten Rescued From Sewer by Brooklyn Men

  • Carolinas Storm Surge & Flooding Photos, Videos

  • North Carolina Hurricane Dorian Outage Map

  • Watch: Coast Guard Search & Rescue Mission in Bahamas

  • South Dakota Man Says He’s Armed During Shockingly Racist Rant

  • Doug McMillon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Jerry Boylan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dorian Hurricane Hunters: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Hurricane Hunters fly into the eye of the storm. In the case of Hurricane Dorian, what they've seen is 'unprecedented.'

  • Mandatory Evacuation of Nearly 1 Million in South Carolina Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

  • Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ & Protests Underway

  • Watch: Livestream of ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston

  • White Indianapolis Cop Punches Black Teen in the Face

  • Watch: Johnny Depp’s Native American Dior ‘Sauvage’ Ad Sparks Outrage

    Christian Dior's perfume 'Sauvage' features an ad with Johnny Depp that uses Native American culture to illustrate and describe the scent, which in English translates to savage.

  • Diana Sanchez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Braxton Ryback & Johnny Young: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Texas Woman Breaks Into Botox Clinic With Saw

  • Jesse Allen Blake: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Carla Waldman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Carla Waldman is a Canadian woman caught on video unleashing a racist tirade against an Asian woman during a parking dispute. She will not face criminal charges.