Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell

Host, The Treatment

Elvis Mitchell has been the host of KCRW's The Treatment since its creation in 1996. During that time, he has served as a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the New York Times, and he has been a special correspondent for interview magazines. He hosted the TV series "Elvis Goes There" on Epix, and "Elvis Goes There" for Turner Classic Movies. He won the NAACP Image Award for creating and producing "The Black List" documentaries for HBO. 

But his first love is public radio. For The Treatment, he's interviewed a guest list that includes Oprah Winfrey, Ralph Gilles, Chris Rock, Chloe Zhao, Sofia Coppola, Chrysler Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles, playwright Tom Stoppardand, and fashion designer Thom Browne. The show's purview, to get the best conversations from some of the world's most inspiring creative talents, continues to drive him forward.

Elvis Mitchell on KCRW

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