Ellie Crisell

Ellie Crisell

Ellie started on Newsround in April 2003 and has now progressed to BBC News24.

She was born in the North East and lived mainly in Newcastle, before leaving to do a Dance and Drama degree at the University of Birmingham.

 

All through her childhood she took ballet, piano and violin lessons, obtaining Grade Eight distinctions in piano and violin.

Ellie was a member of a local ballet school and her school's dance group, who performed all over the region.

After completing her degree, Ellie worked at the Mail on Sunday for a year and then went to City University, London, to do a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

Her experience in journalism is varied. She worked at ITN in radio and TV for a year, read bulletins in her spare time for Channel 5 news and then moved back to the North to work as a reporter/presenter for Tyne Tees television. She was there for two years.

Ellie loves socialising with friends and is very close to her family. Her hobbies include dance, film, the theatre, reading and fashion.