Elana Zak

Head of Newsletters • Politico • New York City, NY
Last edited January 12, 2022

Elana Zak is head of newsletters at Politico, where she works across the newsroom to strengthen content strategy and forge best practices for Politico’s expansive newsletter enterprise.

Most recently, Elana was the Senior Editor of Programming at CNN Business where she launched a number of new products, including a personalized business news app and the CNN Business Nightcap newsletter. She managed CNN Business’ digital presence across platforms and worked with CNN’s homepage teams on breaking news events, sponsorships, and push alerts.

Previously, Elana led social media efforts at Stat, Boston Globe Media’s life sciences site, and was an audience engagement editor at The Wall Street Journal. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York and New York University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and a master’s degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London.



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