Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.

Ellen O'Brien

The Knot Contributor
  • Ellen is a contributor for The Knot, where she covers everything from honeymoons to wedding showers.
  • Formerly a fellow at Washingtonian magazine, Ellen has experience covering local weddings in the DC area.
  • Ellen also contributes to wedding venue round-ups at The Knot, helping compile the best wedding venues in cities across the country.

Ellen O’Brien is a contributor for The Knot, where she covers a variety of topics, including wedding venues, marriage licenses and honeymoon destinations. She has experience writing for a number of different publications about modern dating and lifestyle trends. A resident of New York City, Ellen spends her time outside of writing running along the East River, exploring new restaurants and trying to find the best pizza in the city.


Ellen started her career in journalism as an editorial intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, writing for their internal publications. From there, she interned at Yoga Journal and was a fellow at Washingtonian magazine. It was at Washingtonian where Ellen became interested in all things weddings and began writing for the magazine’s wedding section.


Ellen is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, where she majored in journalism. While at Northwestern, Ellen served as president of the women’s club lacrosse team and wrote for The Daily Northwestern.