Dawn Kissi

Dawn Kissi is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur.

She is the Co-Founder of Emerging Market Media, a New York-based digital-first media firm that publishes Emerging Market Views, a global platform delivering news, expert analysis, opinion and multimedia on the world's emerging and frontier economies.

Her journalism career began in New York City and she has since reported from a number of countries covering global business, finance, and world markets. For the past decade, she has reported and produced extensively on the emerging and frontier markets and the geopolitics surrounding them, including for the global business network CNBC.com as a Special Writer. She has worked as a staff reporter in some of the world's prominent newsrooms as well as niche publications.

Dawn was a 2009 Atlantik-Brucke fellow (Germany), was selected as a 2017 Tow-Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism by CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, was named a 2018 'Top Woman in Media' in the category of Entrepreneurship by FOLIO: the US-based media industry trade group, and through a competitive process was selected as a 2020-2021 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business & Economics Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Dawn is a 'Young Professional' member of the Association for A Better New York (ABNY), has lived and traveled extensively around the world, is an avid tennis fan, and continues to hone her cooking skills when not traveling on assignment or business. She is currently based in New York.

A multi-lingual, first-generation American and native New Yorker, she earned a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY).