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.
  • Pamela Black: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Pamela Black, 21, held her baby down in a sink in 145-degree water and shook the baby violently enough to cause a brain bleed, police said. The 11-month-old died and Black was charged.

  • Rashod Stanley, AKA 2500Shod: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • John William King: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Matthew Brubaker, Terry Wallace & Marc Measnikoff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Malachi Dentry: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • UK Twitter Memes & Reaction to Queen’s Trump Invite

    UK Twitter reactions to the Royal Family's announcement that Trump has accepted its state visit invitation for early June, which coincides with D-Day anniversary, is incredulous humor.

  • Brice Fitch: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dieter Kowalski: A Tribute to Sri Lanka Bombing Victim

  • Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold: The Basement Tapes

  • Stop & Shop Supermarket Workers Strike: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Kate Smith’s ‘Racist Songs’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    American singer Kate Smith, is most famous for 'God Bless America.' But her songs 'That's Why Darkies Are Born' and 'Pickaninny Heaven,' led the Flyers and Yankees to stop playing her.

  • Here’s a Searchable Version of the Full Redacted Mueller Report

  • Alexander Downer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Tributes to the 13 Victims of the Columbine Massacre

  • The NYPD Arrested a Man Who Brought Cans of Gas & Lighter Fluid into St Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC

  • Eric Harris: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dylan Klebold: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • The Journals of Columbine Killers Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold

  • Eric Harris’ Parents & Brother, Wayne, Kathy & Kevin Harris: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Boonrod: Dog Rescued at Sea in Thailand

    The dog may have fallen off a fishing trawler and swam an unknown distance to the oil rig for safety. Boonrod, as named by his rescuers, was 130 miles off the coast when found clinging to life.

  • Ernst Cherizard: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Geoffrey Ernest Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • 31,000 Stop & Shop Supermarket Workers Strike in New England [VIDEO]

  • Julian Assange’s ‘Embassy Cat’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • READ: U.S. Computer Hacking Conspiracy Indictment Against Julian Assange

    WikiLeaks founder Julian P. Assange will be extradited to the US on a charge of conspiracy to hack into a classified U.S. government computer, the DOJ said.

  • WATCH: Julian Assange Arrested in London [VIDEO]

  • Derrick Nelson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • It’s Official: Crenshaw & Slauson Will Be Renamed Nipsey Hussle Square

  • ACLU Warns Against Travel to Florida by Immigrants & People of Color

  • N-Word Spray-Painted on Connecticut University Buildings

    The n-word was crudely spray-painted on two buildings at the Central Connecticut State University. And despite security cameras facing the sites, no arrests have been made.