A L I S S A F L E C K
award-winning investigative reporter + editor
writing truth to power / unintimidated by bullies
Alissa is an editor, investigative reporter and podcast producer living in NYC. She is currently employed by ICO Ranker, a Codebase Ventures ($CODE) subsidiary, and a project developed by award-winning journalists, in the role of managing editor. She also assists with other portfolio companies. Alissa has reported extensively on financial crime & litigation, healthcare, Pharma, advertising, issues of social justice and more.
Alissa’s writing was excerpted in the New York Times bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil, which was long-listed for the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2016.
She graduated with a BA in English from Grinnell College in Iowa and an MFA in creative writing from The New School in Manhattan. She has taken graduate courses in finance. Alissa is fluent in French and has formal comedic training.
Alissa has worked and freelanced for a variety of publications throughout her journalism career. Prior to ICO Ranker, she was employed by Adweek, and previously by Biopharm Insight, a Mergermarket/Financial Times (now Acuris) publication.
At Mergermarket, Alissa won a prestigious reporting award among hundreds of nominees for her investigation into cutting edge gene therapies.
Alissa has produced one season of a podcast — Is This Illegal? — about stories of financial crime and other topics of questionable legality. Is This Illegal maintains a 4.5/5-star average on apple podcasts.