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.
  • Karl Lagerfeld Quotes: Some Controversial, Some Hilarious & Some to Live By

    Karl Lagerfled had his own lexicon. A Karlism is a witty turn, a controversial barb, or an affront. Here are some of his well-known, and a few obscure quotes from the iconic and prolific designer who died at 85.

  • WATCH: Another ‘Crosswalk Cathy’ Goes on Vile Racist Rant in Arizona [Explicit Video]

  • READ: John Wayne’s 1971 Playboy Interview Transcript

  • WATCH: Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Collections for Chanel [VIDEOS]

  • Goodloe Sutton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Salt Lake City Cops Have Suspect in Shocking Homophobic Attack [Video]

    Sal Trejo and friends were waiting for an Uber outside a Salt Lake City bar early Sunday when a man began hurling homophobic epithets at the group and then attacked Trejo who filmed the assault.

  • George Mendonsa: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Softball Coach Attacks Grandmother in Cypress, Texas

  • Brittany Kaiser: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • ‘Active Shooter Is Dead’ at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

  • WATCH: Woman Refuses to Move Purse From Priority Seat on Packed NJ Train [VIDEO]

    A woman was thrown off of a packed NJ commuter train for refusing to move her bag from a priority seat. Police remove her but not before a scene where she says the seats are her personal space.

  • Jerry Westrom: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Netflix Locked-Down Thursday After Reports of a Possible Shooter

  • Ryan Adams & ‘Ava’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Willie McCoy AKA Rapper Willie Bo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • YNW Melly Double Murder Charges: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Brittany Dawn Fitness: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Bryan Harlan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • LISTEN: Police Audio of Killing of NYPD Detective [GRAPHIC AUDIO]

  • Christian Nichols: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Christian Nichols, 21, of Oldsmar, Florida, was charged with felony animal cruelty after allegedly raping his Siberian husky while wearing a furry husky costume and posting the video of the assault online.

  • Ashley & Ranley Jo Horn, Gene & Lynda Delaney: Texas Shooting Victims Identified

  • Jahleel Addae & Lindsey Nelson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Dr. Vanessa Tyson ‘Fully Prepared’ to Testify Against Fairfax

  • James Cady: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Danielle Redlick: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Police charged Danielle Redlick with the murder of her husband. She had left his bloodied body on the floor of their home overnight before calling 911. But first checked her dating app for messages.

  • READ: Dr. Vanessa Tyson’s Account of Alleged Rape by Now-Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

  • 21 Savage is a ‘Dreamer,’ Says Lawyer

  • WATCH: Hazelton School Security Violently Restrain Black Female Student [Disturbing Video]

  • Heather Joseph & Kevin Emmons, 21 Savage’s Parents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Kyra & Jayda Davis, 21 Savage’s Sisters: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Twins Kyra and Jayda Davis are the sisters of 21 Savage, the Atlanta-based, but not born, award-winning rapper who was arrested by ICE Sunday and may be deported back the U.K, where he was born.