Ilyse is a content strategist and Emmy award-winning press corps veteran who, with impact storytelling, customized marketing, and synergy spotting vision, brings valuable results to high social impact organizations.
In her career Ilyse has run a magazine, anchored podcasts, scripted virtual reality, illuminated UX, co-branded programming with PBS stations, earned film credits in festivals and bylines in the WSJ, CQ, foxnews.com, Wired and more, raised money for nonprofits, managed creative digital advertising and cause marketing teams, crafted CDC dispatches from Ebola deployments, testified before the EPA, and uplifted South African students. Her curated lessons have become best management practice guides; media training tips also serve entrepreneurs as they pitch. Clients comment she has tremendous range as a strategic communicator, calm under pressure, fast turn-around, a collaborative spirit, and a delight in innovation.
As a NewsHour reporter, Ilyse had a Wheel of Fortune rolodex that delivered new stories in a spin or two. She won an Emmy covering technology and bragging rights producing a report on the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team before they became movie stars. For business and financial journalism, she earned Loeb award recognition from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Ilyse once judged the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner awards and led seminars on public affairs.
Ilyse has a BA in American Studies from Yale, which included study of literature, architecture, history, film and jazz music. Later she earned a masters in global principled leadership at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. She takes pride in expanding her global connections and scaling impact with Halcyon fellows.