Elgin Nelson

Elgin Nelson

Class of 2023

Elgin Nelson is a journalist originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He is in the class of ’23 at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism where he is studying long-form narrative journalism and photojournalism.

Elgin will intern as a Food & Wine Reporter Intern at the San Francisco Chronicle this summer.

During school, Elgin’s focus has been reporting on Arts and Culture. He has covered cultural festivals, political art pieces, and much more for Richmond Confidential, the school’s digital publication.

Before school, Elgin has interned at VinePair, a digital publication that covers the alcohol beverage industry. Also, he has interned at Firelight Films where he worked as a Research & Production Intern. He worked under Stanley Nelson, Emmy-Award-winning director, on documentary films such as Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool and ESPN 30 for 30: Vick.



  • University of California, Berkeley
    M.J. Journalism

  • Morehouse College
    B.A. Philosophy


  • San Francisco Chronicle- Food & Wine Reporter Intern (June 2022-)

  • VinePair-Editorial Intern
    (Mar 2021- Aug 2021)

  • Firelight Films- Research and Production Intern
    (Jun 2018-Aug 2019)


  • Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society


  • Richmond Art Center opens doors to free event for Indigenous People’s Day

    Richmond Confidential, October 7, 2021

  • Spirit & Soul Festival returns in person to Richmond

    Richmond Confidential, September 16th, 2021

  • Oakland Zoo asks people to drop off ivory, other items made from illegal animal trade

    Oakland North, September 13th, 2021

  • 9 of the Best Tequila Highball Cocktail Recipes for Summer

    VinePair, July 21 2021

  • 20 of the Best Cocktails for Summer

    VinePair, July 6th 2021


Arts and Culture, Photojournalism, Sports Journalism