Elly Yu

Elly Yu
United States

Investigative Reporter, KPCC/LAist


Elly Yu is an investigative reporter at KPCC/LAist, 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 the Center for Investigative Reporting 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. Elly has a master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California.


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