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Elizaveta Osetinskaya

Founder, The Bell

Elizaveta Osetinskaya is UC Berkeley fellow at Investigative reporting program. She is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor with more than 20 years of experience in Russian newsrooms. Osetinskaya was chief editor of RBC Media Holding, Russia’s leading, privately-owned media company. She and two other senior editors were fired weeks after RBC became the only major Russian news outlet to investigate the business ties of family members of President Vladimir Putin. She also served as editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia. Early in her journalism career, she joined Vedomosti, which began as a joint venture between the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. She started as a correspondent, then became the energy and industry editor and ultimately editor-in-chief. Before coming to Berkeley, she was a fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship Program at Stanford University. After her Stanford fellowship, Elizaveta founded the Russian/English language media start-up theBell.io and YouTube video blog “Russians are Okay!” where she interviews the Russian speaking entrepreneurs achieved a global success.