Award-winning business journalist


Ellie is an anchor, producer and writer specializing in business and finance through engaging content that has empowered thousands of people to take control of their financial lives. Ellie is lawyer-turned-journalist working in three languages (English, Spanish, Greek) and five countries. Her work has been featured on the Wall Street Journal Live, MarketWatch, TIME Magazine, Forbes Magazine, the Financial Times, Fox News, Huffington Post Live, cable news channel NY1, New York's WNYC radio, Baltimore's WBAL radio, Canadian network CTV, Spanish TV network Intereconomía, the Greek Village Voice edition Athens Voice, leading Greek newspaper To Vima. 


Ellie Ismailidou is an award-wining journalist specializing in business and finance.

Ellie Ismailidou is an award-winning lawyer-turned-journalist – writer, anchor, and producer. Her diverse decade-long experience includes everything from covering the Greek economic crisis on the ground in Athens, Greece, to becoming a stock-and-bond columnist on Wall Street, to co-creating and hosting an award-winning financial literacy show that airs on the Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

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, including the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fox News, the Financial Times Group, WNYC radio, Canadian network CTV, Spanish TV network Intereconomía, the Greek Village Voice edition Athens Voice, and many others.

  • ANCHOR & ON-AIR TALENT: Ellie is the anchor of Explainomics, a financial literacy series that airs on the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. In 2018 Explainomics won a Telly Award in the “Best Online Series” category. She is also a regular guest on TV and radio shows in English, Greek, and Spanish, breaking down financial news for audiences across the world.

  • BUSINESS & FINANCE WRITER: Ellie is an awarded business & finance reporter with a decade of experience covering the interworking of money, policy and financial markets. In 2013, she won Columbia Journalism School's prestigious Philip Greer Memorial Award for financial writing. She was a columnist for MarketWatch's popular Market Snapshot and Bond Report columns - together read by nearly 100,000 people every day. Before that she wrote about municipal bonds at the Financial Times Group, she covered the Greek crisis on the ground in Athens, Greece, as a writer for To Vima, the oldest national Greek newspaper, and as a TV correspondent for Intereconomía, a Spanish business-news network.

  • PRODUCER: Ellie is the Supervising Producer overseeing Barron's and MarketWatch video on the Wall Street Journal Digital Network - editorial, sponsorships and custom. During her tenure, she has co-created and produced 7 new shows, including a show in Spanish - the first of its kind for the WSJ Digital Network.

  • PROFESSOR & PUBLIC SPEAKER: Ellie is a passionate educator of the next generation of journalists. She has facilitated workshops for international students at Columbia Journalism School and was an adjunct faculty member at Fordham University, where she taught Multimedia Journalism. She is also the Newsroom Lead of the Dow Jones Youth Media - a journalism-educational program for high school students from underrepresented communities.

Ellie holds a masters degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a law degree from Aristotle University and is licensed to practice law in Greece. For detailed resume click here.