Elissa has nearly 30 years experience as a journalist and editor, including more than 25 years working in Connecticut. As a reporter and editor at The Day in New London for 23 years, Elissa developed a deep knowledge of the southern New England.
Three years as a senior manager at hyperlocal news provider Patch.com brought Elissa into a new level of communications, in which community involvement and volunteerism played a major role. Elissa led Patch in audience development and user engagement, and spearheaded Patch’s Operation Snuggle, which provided thousands of stuffed animals to the Connecticut State Police to help comfort children in crisis.
A graduate of Bates College with a degree in English literature, Elissa is a nationally award-winning journalist. She believes in giving back to the community, and has participated in the Walk MS, Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation walk, and MADD About Dancing, as well as other charity events, for many years.