Hello, I’m Sian Elvin.

I’m an award-winning journalist with a decade of experience across national, local and student media.

I am currently the deputy news editor for Metro.co.uk, and was previously a content editor specialising in social media for two local news websites at Reach – MyLondon and Kent Live.

I have also had bylines in a number of other national publications, including The Guardian, The Mirror, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, HuffPost UK and The Daily Star.


Reporter

Wherever my career takes me, reporting is – and always will be – at the heart of everything I do. I still carry out interviews and aim to do justice to every story I tell.

Editor

I not only write my own work but have edited other reporters’ stories for several years now. I also often speak about my experience in the media industry.

Mentor

Throughout my time in journalism I have supported young and growing writers, and I hope to improve the industry and make the newsroom as diverse as possible.


“Sian’s work has focused on giving a voice to those who are vulnerable, in the minority and scared of stigma. The judges said her work ‘blossomed above the rest of the pack’, they loved everything she did and the way she was constantly looking for original and fresh ways of telling a story.”


Comments after I was named Kent Young Journalist of the Year

I knew I wanted to be a journalist from the age of 17, when I had an article published on page 3 of my local newspaper.

I gained an excellent degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick while dedicating my spare time to my student newspaper.

I then completed my NCTJ Diploma with the Press Association in London and received the gold standard, and later passed my NQJ qualification to become a senior reporter. I still regularly use shorthand.