Nina Ruggiero

Nina Ruggiero is Executive Editor (News & Entertainment) at Elite Daily. Her media experience includes digital, print and broadcast for amNewYork, Newsday, the Miami Herald and more. She studied journalism at the University of Miami. Twitter/Instagram: @NinaMarieNYC.

Recent Articles

Why Traveling With A Tour Group In Your 20s Is Actually Underrated

"Vietnam is shaped like an 'S' because Vietnamese people are super sexy!" Thanh, our guide, laughs at his own joke as he struggles to hold up a map of his country that's bigger than he is, its color-coded cities giving our bright hotel lobby a run fo…
By Nina Ruggiero

Crying Old Couple Gets Police Called On Them, Cops Show Up And Cook Pasta

If you woke up this morning hoping today would be the day a news story proves pasta truly does solve everything... Well, first of all, I like where your head's at. We should be friends. Second, someone answered your prayers. The Questura di Roma (Ita…
By Nina Ruggiero

Adorable 80-Year-Old Couple Finishes 142nd Marathon Hand In Hand

Let me just start out by saying I am not a crier. As a kid, I sat there dry-eyed while my friends sobbed along to "A Walk To Remember" and "The Notebook." I just finished reading "Me Before You" as a sort of challenge to myself after someone assured …
By Nina Ruggiero

Calvin Harris And Rihanna Drop 'This Is What You Came For' Video

While we've all been sitting around feeling sorry for Calvin Harris, the DJ has been busy working on the best revenge -- his hot new video with Rihanna. Looks like he did learn a few things from Taylor Swift after all. After teasing lots of photos of…
By Nina Ruggiero

Body Of The 2-Year-Old Attacked By An Alligator At Disney Has Been Found

A body has been found in the search for a 2-year-old boy who was snatched by an alligator at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort on Tuesday night, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings confirms. The boy, on vacation with his parents and two sibl…
By Nina Ruggiero

These Are The Human Beings Who Were Killed By One Monster In Orlando

Sunday afternoon, while the world was still reeling from the devastating mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub that took 49 lives* and injured 53 more, the City of Orlando's website began posting names of the victims. The post reads, On this ver…
By Nina Ruggiero

Moe's Is Officially More Popular Than Chipotle, But Is It Actually Better?

Something huge happened today in the world of burritos. Moe's Southwest Grill dethroned Chipotle as America's favorite Mexican fast food, according to the latest survey from Harris Polls. After sitting tight at number one for at least the past three …
By Nina Ruggiero

Yep, You Eat Dinner Completely Naked At This Insane New Restaurant

Pure. Natural. Naked. These are the words the team behind The Bunyadi are using to describe their new London restaurant ... but they're not just talking about the food. The pop-up eatery, set to open June 11, encourages guests to check their clothing…
By Nina Ruggiero

This Glow-In-The-Dark Gown Straight Up Won The 2016 Met Gala

There's without a doubt no fashion event that sparks debate every year quite like the Met Gala, and Monday night was no exception. Was Sarah Jessica Parker's look brilliant or f*cking weird? Did Beyoncé slay or did she just show up looking like a con…
By Nina Ruggiero

Selena Gomez Has The Hottest Date To The Met Gala

If Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are proof of one thing, it's that when a big, fancy event comes along, there's no better arm candy than your BFF. Remember when they showed up to the Grammy Awards in February arm-in-arm? They accepted an award togeth…
By Nina Ruggiero

This Live-Streamed Blindfolded Blind Date Was As Awkward As You'd Think

Thanks to photo-filled dating apps and the modern art of social media stalking, the concept of "blind" dating is nearly impossible to pull off these days. Chances are, by the time your friend sets you up with her cousin's college roommate, you've alr…
By Nina Ruggiero

It's Official: Jimmy Garoppolo Is The Hottest Quaterback In The Game

Real talk: Patriots fans upset about Tom Brady's reinstated four-game Deflategate suspension need to take one look at backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and count their blessings. In fact, I wish we had more time with Jimmy G. His four games haven't …
By Nina Ruggiero

Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Are Reportedly Expecting Another Baby

Battle of the babies? Just a few hours after news broke on Thursday that World's Most Perfect Couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting a second child, Us Weekly reported Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are expecting their second baby as well. …
By Nina Ruggiero

It's Been 23 Years Since 'The Sandlot' And This Is What Squints Looks Like Now

Anyone who grew up watching "The Sandlot" on repeat (as any child should) knows, in spite of his geeky aesthetic, Squints always had game. I mean, imagine being a kid that scrawny, with glasses that clunky, and still having the guts to pull a move o…
By Nina Ruggiero

Chasing Dogs And Success: 5 Things I Learned From A Day With The Dogist

"FRENCHIE IN AN OUTFIT!" Elias Weiss Friedman -- better known to his 1.9 million Instagram followers as The Dogist -- yells from the concrete median that runs through hectic Houston Street. In one swift motion, he turns and sprints across the interse…
By Nina Ruggiero

This Video Perfectly Sums Up What It's Like To Date In College

When it comes to dating in college, horror stories basically come with the diploma. Sure, dating can be a struggle at any age, but there's just something about the combination of newfound freedom, frat parties, jungle juice and co-ed dorms that doesn…
By Nina Ruggiero

Co-Pilot Crushes Spring Break Dreams By Allegedly Showing Up To Work Drunk

Plenty of spring breaks have been ruined by alcohol... but not like this. Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight in Detroit on Saturday -- including a group of students en route to spring break -- watched their co-pilot get arrested right on t…
By Nina Ruggiero

You Need To Challenge Your Family To Taylor Swift's Easter Game Immediately

If your family has been driving you insane since you opened your eyes this Easter Sunday, you're not alone. When you're done eating your feelings in chocolate bunnies and Peeps, Taylor Swift and her brother, Austin, have the perfect solution for how …
By Nina Ruggiero

Eating This Condiment Could Help You Lose Weight And Cure Your Hangover

I love balsamic vinegar. I love it so much, my friends joke about me drinking it straight out of the bottle or having it hidden in my purse. I've gotten it as a Christmas gift, and I've definitely been known to have a work stash in addition to my sup…
By Nina Ruggiero

This New App For Travelers Could Change The Way We See The World

"Gypsy's the new word for jetsetter. Jetsetter is so '90s." Andrew John Butash, 27, has his finger on the proverbial pulse of what's in and what's out when it comes to travel -- and posting all about your adventures on Facebook is so out. (Or, at lea…
By Nina Ruggiero