Alexandra Svokos

Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Playbill, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

Recent Articles

Here’s Why Olympics Fans Have Been Throwing Pooh (The Bear) At This Figure Skater

On Friday, Feb. 16 in PyeongChang, South Korea (Thursday night in the U.S.), something spectacular happened on the Winter Olympics skating rink. No, I'm not talking about the 50 million attempted quads. I'm talking about the tons of people who threw …
By Alexandra Svokos

This Olympian's Skate To Imagine Dragons Is So Intense

Sometimes, an ice skating routine is all about the jumps. But in other routines, it's the music that catches your attention. The latter is definitely the case with Moris Kvitelashvili's free skate, which uses Imagine Dragons as its soundtrack. Kvitel…
By Alexandra Svokos

Tweets About Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Separating Show Everyone's Devastated

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the worst news came in. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, who truly were my favorite couple, announced that they are separating. And based on these tweets about Aniston and Theroux separating, everyone else in the world is as…
By Alexandra Svokos

Nathan Chen Skates To Songs As Fierce As He Is

On Friday, Feb. 16 in PyeongChang, South Korea, Nathan Chen is making his play to win his first individual medal at his first Olympic Games. He will be doing his short program skate on Friday morning in PyeongChang (Thursday evening in the U.S.) and …
By Alexandra Svokos

Everyone Should Read Barack Obama's Message About The Parkland Shooting

On Thursday, Feb. 15, a day after 17 people were killed at a high school in south Florida, former President Barack Obama tweeted about the Parkland school shooting. Obama's tweet about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School came as the …
By Alexandra Svokos

You Can & Should Call Your Reps About Gun Control After The Parkland School Shooting

Here we are, again, as a nation reeling from a devastating mass shooting that left many people dead, all because one man had access to guns. It's easy to feel like the country is stuck in this endless cycle of regular devastating shootings and there'…
By Alexandra Svokos

The Obamas' Portraits Reveal So Much About Them, According To The Artists Behind Them

On Monday, Feb. 12, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., Barack and Michelle Obama's portraits were unveiled. The former president and first lady were on hand to literally pull the curtains off their portraits, which wer…
By Alexandra Svokos

This 19-Year-Old Skier Is Returning To The Olympics With Something To Prove — EXCLUSIVE

Before the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, freestyle skier Maggie Voisin became the youngest athlete named to Team USA since 1972. She was 15 years old. Bursting onto the scene, Voisin was a fresh face to the Olympics. But right before the games began…
By Alexandra Svokos

The Olympics President May Have Subtly Shaded Russia During The Opening Ceremony

On Friday, Feb. 9, the opening ceremony was held to formally begin the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The event in South Korea included the usual elements of an opening ceremony: athletes paraded, singers sang, and the International Olympic Commit…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is What Athletes Are Most Excited About For The PyeongChang Olympics — EXCLUSIVE

For the past four years, I have been impatiently waiting for the Winter Olympics to come back. Now that the 2018 Olympic Games are finally here, with competitions having begun on Feb. 8, I can let my excitement loose and giddily spend the next two we…
By Alexandra Svokos

A Trump White House Staffer Resigned After Domestic Abuse Allegations Surfaced

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, news came out that White House staffer Rob Porter resigned from his position in the Trump administration. The resignation follows reports that Porter had abused his two former wives, which they claimed in interviews with DailyMa…
By Alexandra Svokos

An Olympics Gymnastics Coach Is Now Under Investigation After The Nassar Case

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Lansing State Journal reported that John Geddert, a gymnastics coach, is under investigation by the Eaton County Sheriff's Office in Michigan. "There are new people coming forward" with complaints, a sheriff's office spokeswom…
By Alexandra Svokos

Nastia Liukin's Father Resigned From USA Gymnastics After The Larry Nassar Case

On Friday, Feb. 2, U.S. women's gymnastics team coordinator Valeri Liukin resigned from USA Gymnastics following the sentencing of former USA Gym doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to federal child pornography and criminal sexual conduct charges…
By Alexandra Svokos

Larry Nassar Was Sentenced To More Jail Time & Talked About The Victim Statements

On Monday, Feb. 5, disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 more years in prison. This marked the end of the high-profile sentencing trials for Nassar, who was an athletic doctor for Michigan State University (MSU) and USA Gymn…
By Alexandra Svokos

You Won't Be Able To Wait For The New 'Westworld' Season After Watching This Trailer

The Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4, brought the world more than just an excuse to eat dips. It also brought the world a ton of new things to get excited for via the commercials, like the second season of Westworld. And Westworld's Season 2 Super Bowl c…
By Alexandra Svokos

Toyota's Super Bowl Commercial Is About An Inspiring Paralympic Athlete

While the Olympics themselves are exciting, it'd be hard to argue that they're more inspiring than the Paralympics, where adaptive sports take center stage. These incredible athletes are doing the same sports as their Olympic peers, but with the adde…
By Alexandra Svokos

Shaun White's Olympics Super Bowl Commercial Will Get You Pumped For His Comeback

I'm one of those people who truly believes there is nothing better in this world than the Olympics, and I can't tell you how hyped I have been for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. And now, thanks to Shaun White's Olympics Super Bowl c…
By Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump & Tom Brady Know Each Other, & Yes, There Are Pictures

The Super Bowl stirs a lot of emotions across the country, and this year's game is bringing with it a hefty load of history. The New England Patriots are back for the millionth time, lampposts in Philadelphia are greasing up, and a decent portion of …
By Alexandra Svokos

Simone Biles Explained Why She Didn't Go To The Nassar Case & It's So Important

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, a week after disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison on sexual criminal conduct charges, Olympian Simone Biles spoke to the media about her experience both with Nassar and …
By Alexandra Svokos

The Super Blue Blood Moon Made People Feel Way Existential

Early on Wednesday, Jan. 31, a few large swaths of the globe were able to glimpse a once-in-a-lifetime lunar even — if they woke up early enough to catch it. For the first time in 150 years, a super blue blood moon hit the skies. And for those who sa…
By Alexandra Svokos