Elena Cresci

Producer, Channel 4 News

I write about the internet and other things. Previously a reporter based in Cardiff and Guildford. This is where I keep my cuttings, plus some presenting work I've been doing recently.

London via Wales



BBC News

BBC News: Getting social on the Welsh election campaign trail

I did a piece for the Wales Report on social media during the Welsh Assembly election. Also took part in the spin show following the BBC's official leaders' debate programme.


Live at Carnegie Library with the Guardian

I presented a live broadcast from Carnegie library in London, with campaigners who had been occupying the building for nine days. The council has closed the library and were...


Sianel Pump - PUMP: 5 ELENA - Rhaglen 2 | Facebook

Episode 2 of Pump Elena – subtitled version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6r4uE9sRI

Sianel Pump (Welsh-language)

PUMP: 5 Elena

The first episode of a web-show for Welsh-language channel Sianel Pump. (subtitled version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucLA1_8Ej1U)


The Guardian live with Sisters Uncut

I presented the Guardian's first ever Facebook live video, interviewing Sisters Uncut who were protesting against cuts to domestic violence services.

the Guardian

Tech Weekly presents Updog: Duck Army

First episode of an experimental podcast about the internet – called Updog. (do ask us what's up) We interviewed the dude behind the super-viral Duck Army.

The Guardian

the Guardian

Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet

In June 2006, a 16-year-old girl began a video blog on YouTube. Her name was Bree, she'd been lurking in the burgeoning community for a while. She was a self-described dork, she...

the Guardian

#VoteBeaver is the EU referendum campaign we never knew we needed

Welsh politics and the EU referendum doesn't sound like the most fun thing to be talking about on a Friday afternoon. Yet a vandalised Vote Leave sign in mid-Wales is doing the...

the Guardian

Cymru v Gwlad Belg - fel digwyddodd

Os bod Cymru yn ennill y gêm yma, fydd Cymru 'di mynd yn bellach yn twrnaith mawr yn y 20 flunedd dwi wedi bod yn gwylio pêl droed nag Lloegr wedi mynd unrhyw amser yn y 20...

the Guardian

How the NHS saved us

Over the past four weeks, the Guardian has been reporting on one of the most complex organisations in the world: the NHS. As part of the project, we asked our readers to tell us...


British teenage jihadi believed to have been killed in Syria

A 19-year-old from Brighton who "dreamed about martyrdom" is believed to be the latest British jihadi to be killed in Syria, having died in the past 48 hours. Militants in the...


#YesAllWomen: how Twitter reacted to the shootings in California

Late on Friday, a 22-year-old man killed six people and injured 13 more in the college town of Isla Vista in California. Police confirmed British-born Elliot Rodger stabbed...


Founder of Women Who Eat on Tubes claims Facebook has taken group down

Update: A spokesperson for Facebook has clarified the situation. Facebook say the group was accidentally deleted this morning but was reinstated and changed to a private group...

the Guardian

Meet the 75%: the young people who voted to remain in the EU

According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the European Union. On Friday, the UK voted to leave, with 52% of the overall vote. How does...

the Guardian

Let them eat cake: women hit back at fat-shaming troll

Sometimes, when it comes to internet trolls, the best thing to do is grab a slice of cake. At least that's what one sewing blogger's followers decided after an internet troll...

the Guardian

How to fake a giant rat (and why you shouldn't trust pictures on the internet)

A man in London has claimed to have found a rat bigger than a small dog and a cat put together - but all is probably not what it seems. You know how it goes by now: up pops a...


#WhyImVotingUkip - when a hashtag goes wrong

We're not sure this is what Ukip had in mind when they said "let's get this trending". After the party's spectacular failure to organise a carnival was played out in...


Why did an offensive Greggs logo show up in Google's web search?

Greggs fell afoul of the Google algorithm on Tuesday when an alternative logo popped up to anyone searching for the company. Instead of the company's official logo, an image...