September 12, 1972 |
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Cindy Elavsky authors Celebrity Extra, a syndicated column distributed by King Features Weekly Services, a division of North American Syndicate of the Hearst Corporation holdings, which has a subscribership of approximately 175-200 weekly newspapers in the U.S. (as well as a handful in Canada). Celebrity Extra has a weekly readership of 875,000 to 1,000,000. She also writes its companion blog.
She also co-writes the King Features/North American Syndicate column Daytime Dial with Dana Block. Elavsky and Block took over writing duties for the column in April 2006 when original columnist, Seli Groves, died. Daytime Dial is published four times a week under four different subjects: Gossip, Interview, Q&A and Summaries. Elavsky writes the Interview column, while Block writes the Gossip, Q&A and Summaries sections.
Elavsky graduated from Oviedo High School, in Oviedo, Florida. She later received her Bachelor's degree in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, from the University of Central Florida in 1996. She was an active member of the Sigma Tau Delta honors society. She also obtained a Bachelor's degree in Theater, with a concentration in performance, from UCF in 2001, where she was an active member of the Alpha Psi Omega honors society.
She began working for Reed Brennan Media Associates in Orlando (a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, also linked to King Features/North American Syndicate) in 2001, working her way up from Proofreader to Assistant Managing Editor to Syndicate Editor.