Ellen Tordesillas is trustee and writer of VERA Files, a non-profit media organization that undertakes in-depth reporting on current issues and does Fact-checking to fight disinformation in the Philippines.
She is columnist of newspaper Malaya Business Insight and ABS-CBN online.
She started her work in media as a reporter covering various beats including politics and the Presidency.
She is known for her investigative reports. She won the Jaime V. Ongpin award for best investigative reporting in 1999 for the special report on the Public Estates Authority- Amari deal dubbed as “The Grandmother of all scams” which she did for the Philippine Center for Investigative Reporting. For that, she was awarded the Marshall McLuhan fellowship in Canada.
She co-wrote with Australian journalist Greg Hutchinson the book, “Hot Money, Warm Bodies – the downfall of President Joseph Estrada” in 2001.
She is currently a guest of the Hamburg Foundation for the Politically Persecuted.