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.
  • Kevin Keith: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Kevin Keith, who escaped execution by days, has been in prison since 1994 convicted of a triple homicide he didn't commit his supporters say, including family, lawyers, filmmaker, and Kim Kardashian.

  • DeMarcus Crews: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Watch: Deputies Shame Inmates With Degrading Signs Taped to Their Backs

  • Andrew Feinberg: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • John Formisano: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Midtown Manhattan Blackout: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    A swath of Manhattan is experiencing a blackout. Power is out in subways and major tourist centers including Times Square and Rockefeller Center in Midtown.

  • WATCH: Hurricane Barry Flooding Displaced a Baby Gator & Dogs Took Notice

  • Hurricane Barry Flooding Photos & Videos

  • Hurricane Barry Storm Surge Photos & Videos

  • Jung Soon Wypcha: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Cameron Boyce’s Father Posts Heartbreaking Last Photo on Instagram

    Victor Boyce, father of the late Disney star Cameron Boyce, penned a heartbreaking post on Instagram accompanied by what he says was a photo taken just hours before Boyce passed away

  • Confederate Railroad: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Here’s the $77M Mansion the Feds Want to Seize from Jeffrey Epstein

  • Christopher Cukor: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • ‘Asia’ the Blue Bell Ice Cream Licker: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Russia Reports 14 Killed in Fire on ‘Secretive’ Nuclear Submarine

  • Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez & Daughter Angie Valeria Drown in the Rio Grande

  • Houston Woman, 30, Shoots & Kills Armed Man During Home Invasion

  • Jason Robin Jr. & Katharine White: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Alyssa Marie Torres: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Police charged Alyssa Marie Torres, 28, in the double homicide of her 8-year-old daughter and 54-year-old step-father. And she was charged with pistol-whipping her mother. Police say she confessed.

  • WATCH: ‘Highlighter Man’ Confronts Armed Neighbor Yelling at Black Kids

  • Chicago Rapper Billy Da Kid Murdered, 2 Men Arrested & Charged

  • Colby Glen Larue: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Ineza McClinton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Cops: Mom ‘Intentionally’ Drove Into Kalamazoo River With 2 Children Inside, 3 Bodies Recovered

    Police said a Michigan mother 'intentionally' drove her car into the Kalamazoo River with her two children inside. All three bodies, mother and her two children recovered. Police call it a murder-suicide.

  • Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dravon Ames & Iesha Harper: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Nur Ashour: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Phoenix Cop Christopher Meyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Shocking Video of Phoenix Cops Holding Black Family at Gunpoint Over $1 Doll

    In an absolutely shocking video, Phoenix police appear to hold a young black family at gunpoint, while verbally and physically threatening them, over a $1 doll. The family is suing for $10 million.