Malina Saval

Malina Saval is features editor at Variety, where she covers the human interest and entertainment beats. Her writing and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Jerusalem Post, Forward, Tablet, and various other publications. She has won two L.A. Press Club awards and is a board member of the L.A. Press Club. Prior to joining Variety in 2013, Saval wrote screenplays for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Films. Saval’s book, The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens, was published in 2009 and she has appeared as a guest on such programs as NPR’s Talk of the Nation, CBS Radio, and the Patt Morrison Show.