Ellie Ismailidou is an award-winning lawyer-turned-journalist, anchor and senior producer specializing in business and finance. 

In her current role as Senior Producer & Anchor, Ellie oversees all original MarketWatch video running across the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. She is also the anchor of Explainomicsa scripted original video series explaining complex finance and investing concepts through graphics and animation. 

In 2018, Explainomics won a Telly award in the online non-scripted video series category. Ellie also won Columbia Journalism School's Philip Greer Memorial award for outstanding financial writing. 

Fluent in three languages - English, Spanish, Greek - Ellie's work has been featured on some of the most prestigious international TV, print and online media:

The Wall Street Journal Live, MarketWatch, TIME MagazineForbes MagazineFox News, the Financial Times, Huffington Post Live, cable news channel NY1, New York's WNYC radio, Baltimore's WBAL radio, U.K.-based ShareRadio, Canadian network CTVMic.comSpanish TV network Intereconomíathe Greek Village Voice edition Athens Voiceleading Greek newspaper To Vima,  Greek TV network Star ChannelDebtwire, and Alternative Emerging Investor.

Currently, Ellie is the content and production leader for the following flagship original series that run across the WSJ Digital Network:

1. SectorWatch, a 100-episode-per-year documentary-style video series featuring celebrity investors, thought leaders and tech trends shaping the future of different sectors. In Oct. 2017, SectorWatch was renewed for a second season, after the first season gathered over 3 million viewers.

2. Explainomics, a scripted series of graphics-driven explainer videos that break down complex finance and investing concepts through animation and visuals optimized for social media.

3. The Moneyist, a scripted quirky advice-column-themed series on life's biggest money questions.

Ellie spent half a decade covering the economic meltdown in Greece and Puerto RicoShe covered the Greek crisis at its peak (2010-2012) on the ground in Athens, Greece - which involved getting tear gassed a few more times than she would care to admit. A debt crisis can be fascinating but also devastating. Her stories have helped investors understand how and why cities, states and countries continue to fall into the same trap

Ellie is a lawyer-turned-journalist, with a master of science from Columbia University Journalism School. She also holds a European JD equivalent degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and was a member attorney of the Athens Bar Association in Athens, Greece.


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Ellie's work has also been translated into French, Italian and German.