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Elly is part of KPCC's investigative team, which she joined in November 2019. She previously worked at WAMU in Washington D.C, where she reported on health, politics, and other general assignment stories. Before that, she was a reporter at WABE in Atlanta, where she focused on state politics, immigration and healthcare.
Elly was an investigative fellow with Reveal from 2017-2018, where she investigated an immigrant detention center in southwest Georgia. Her stories have aired on outlets including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace. In 2016, Elly received the “Rising Star Award" from the Atlanta Press Club.
She grew up in Los Angeles County and is excited to be reporting in a place she deeply cares about. She has a master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's from the University of Southern California.
Stories by Elly Yu
Violent Crime In LA is Down Again. The Police Chief Says It's 'One of the Safest Times In Los Angeles.'
Bad news on street safety: hit-and-run deaths are up, especially in South L.A. Citywide, 62 people were killed by drivers who fled the scene, compared with 56 in 2018.