Slav Kandyba

Media and Tech Reporter


Los Angeles, CA


Returning to media and tech coverage 20 years after his first post-college journalism job - as staff reporter covering media, tech and manufacturing at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal - Slav most recently wrote features worked as an editorial analyst at Globe Newswire. A native of Ukraine (who’s fluent in Russian, but not Ukrainian – go figure) who was raised in L.A. since emigrating in his early teens, Slav’s journalism experience has ran the gamut from writing breaking news from the LAPD press room for a regional wire service, to investigating municipal corruption in Ohio for a Gannett newspaper, for which the newsroom won an Associated Press award for public service. Parallel to mainstream and trade media work, Slav has contributed extensively to top hip-hop culture magazines and digital publishers, including The Source and WMG-owned HipHopDX. For the past decade, he’s also contributed news, features and edited test drive reviews for


Slav received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Cal State Northridge.