Elina Shatkin

Digital Producer

Contact Elina Shatkin

Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC.

Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.

She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.

Stories by Elina Shatkin

LA Weekly's new owners fire almost everyone. What's next?

No one knows who actually owns LA Weekly, but new overseers Semanal Media just gutted the outlet's editorial staff.

How do those ice rinks stay frozen under the blistering SoCal sun?

It's not the high temperatures that are a problem. It's the combo of sun and wind.

Gorgeous photos of autumn leaves to help you experience fall in SoCal

Here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host Rose Parade coverage

In an alternate universe, Tish Caddigan and Cord Hosenbeck would be the official hosts of the Rose Parade.

Two anti-sexual harassment marches hit Hollywood

The Take Back the Workplace and Me Too marches, happening this weekend in L.A., aim to foster change and raise awareness about sexual assault.

Southern California's best winter craft fairs, bazaars and markets

Do your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors and craftspeople.

Everything we know about the Sutherland Springs mass shooting

26 people were killed and another 20 wounded when a man wearing black tactical gear opened fire in a Baptist Church in a small South Texas town.

Pictures of Día de los Muertos around the world

From somber to festive, here's how people from different cultures honor the Day of the Dead in their own style.

8 detained at Milo Yiannopoulos speech at Cal State Fullerton

Approximately 250 police officers, some of them in riot gear, patrolled the event, where hundreds showed up to listen to the conservative personality.

What Dodger Stadium looked like when it was Chavez Ravine

The story of how L.A. acquired the land to ultimately make way for the Dodgers is ugly and violent — the sort of living history that cities don't like to remember.

Authorities search for inmate who escaped from Lancaster prison

Jason Kohr was discovered missing on Saturday night during a routine head-count at the minimum security facility.

Strange dorm attack at Cal State San Marcos

A man forced his way into a dorm room, where he assaulted one person and bit another before running away.

This World Series could be the hottest ever

The deserts are probably going to be cooler than the beaches as a brutal heat wave heads our way — just in time for the first pitch.

DGA moves to kick out Harvey Weinstein

The Directors Guild of America has started disciplinary proceeding against him after a litany of sexual harassment and assault accusations.

Natural History Museum of LA's existing campus could be history

The institutions has a bold plan to modernize its campus — but has no idea how much the revamp will cost or how to pay for it.