Lolis Eric Elie is an American journalist and motion picture writer and producer. He is a Story Editor and writer for Treme. He worked as a freelance writer for the first season in 2010. He wrote for the episode "Shame, Shame, Shame". He joined the staff as a Story Editor for the second season in 2011. He wrote for the episode "Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues?". He was a staff writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1994 to 2009.