Malina Saval

Malina Saval is a features editor at Variety covering the film, TV and music beats. Her piece on the representation of autism in television garnered a 2018 Los Angeles Press Club Award for best magazine commentary, and most recently, her feature-length profile on the actor Nick Nolte earned a second place National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award.

She’s also the author of “The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens,” a non-fiction account of male adolescence published by Basic Books in 2010. Additionally, she’s traveled to film fests around the world moderating panel discussions on behalf of Variety and have appeared as a guest on NPR, PBS, CBS Radio and several other news outlets. She’s currently at work on a novel repped by agent Liz Parker at Verve.

She graduated from Cornell University with B.A. in English and USC School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Screenwriting.