Ilyssa Panitz is an accomplished Journalist, Writer, Editor, Field Producer and Reporter.
During the course of her 20-year career, Ilyssa has worked at: CNN, MSNBC, 1010 WINS, WCBS-AM, New York-1 News, Westwood One, Star Magazine, Closer Magazine, and Meredith Publishing. In September 2020, Ilyssa launched a daily column on “Authority Magazine” on Medium called, “5 Things You Need to Know How to Survive and Thrive During & After A Divorce.” She also serves Content/Editorial Director for The National Association of Divorce Professionals and Co-Host of "All Things Divorce" on Clubhouse.
Among some of the big news events Ilyssa covered include: The Tony Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, the Television Network Upfronts, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, The September 11th Attacks on America, The NBA Finals, the 1994/1995 Major League Baseball Strike as well as producing hundreds of “At Home” photo shoots with Hollywood celebrities.
Being able to connect with people when conducting a one-on-one conversation is one of Ilyssa’s strongest qualities. Ilyssa understands that people, regardless of how famous they are, are often faced with challenging situations. Ilyssa’s ability to instantly make them feel comfortable and share how they pushed through their personal obstacles has granted her access to interview: Jane Fonda, Justin Bieber; Justin Timberlake; Amy Robach; Tom Hanks; Oprah Winfrey; Tom Cruise; Luke Perry; Tim Allen; Don Rickles; Bob Newhart; Christie Brinkley; Bradley Cooper; Angelina Jolie; James Earl Jones; John Travolta; Ryan Seacrest; Barbara Walters; Jennifer Hudson; Clint Eastwood; Alicia Keys; Olivia Newton John; Eli Manning; Donny & Marie Osmond; Kelly Ripa; Dr. Jennifer Ashton; Sylvester Stallone, Betty White, Gloria Estefan, Simon Cowell; Emmy Rossum; Al Roker; Boomer Esiason; Lesley Stahl; Kourtney Kardashian; Meryl Steep; Keith Richards; Usher, Kiefer Sutherland; Dolly Parton; Billy Joel; Norah O’Donnell; Christian Slater and many other famous faces.
Now as a “Divorce Columnist,” Ilyssa is on a mission to use her voice and experience to help people navigate this complicated maze.