Dorinda Elliott

Dorinda Elliott joined Time Magazine as an Assistant Managing Editor in charge of business in May 2004.  For the past year and a half, she has overseen Time’s business and financial coverage, as well as the Inside Business and Global Business demographic editions of Time.  Elliott will join Conde Nast Traveler in April as a deputy editor/special projects.

Elliott started her journalism career in 1980 as a banking reporter for The Journal of Commerce in New York.  In 1983 she began working as a copy editor at the Asian Wall Street Journal based in Hong Kong.  From 1984 to 1986, she served as Hong Kong Correspondent for Businessweek magazine, covering the beginnings of China's reforms, the rise of Asia's so-called tiger economies, and the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.  In 1986, Elliott joined Newsweek as Hong Kong Correspondent. 

From 1986 - 2000, Elliott worked at Newsweek in a variety of positions.  As Beijing bureau chief during the late 1980s, she covered China's reforms and the student movement of 1989.  She worked for three years as Moscow Bureau Chief during Boris Yeltsin’s presidency, covering the rise of the mafia and Russian-style capitalism, and spent a year as a European Correspondent based in Brussels, before moving back to Hong Kong in 1995. There, she worked as Hong Kong Bureau Chief, and then Asia Editor. She covered the fall of Indonesia's Suharto, Malaysia's reform movement, and the 1998 Asian financial crisis, as well as China’s plunge into capitalism.  Elliott won an Overseas Press Club Award for coverage of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 and another shared OPC award for China reporting. 

Between 2000 and 2002, Elliott was Editor of Asiaweek in Hong Kong. She relaunched the magazine with a fresh design and a focus on China and the new generation of Asian business people fomenting social and political change across the region. She then worked as Editor at Large for Time, Inc.  Prior to joining Time in New York, Elliott spent a year as Editor in Chief of Newsweek Select, helping launch the Chinese-language monthly.  Elliott has also written for Conde Nast Traveler about the art scene in China and for Vogue magazine about her travels overseas. 

Elliott graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies and was a Gannett Fellow at the Gannett Center for Journalism at Columbia University in New York in 1991.  She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and also speaks Russian and French. She lives in New York City with her husband Adi Ignatius and three sons.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, February 2006