Ellie Heckman, 

Media Manager

Ellie Heckman is a Media Manager on the Mekky Team where she uses her media relations experience and expertise as a former national television news producer to ensure Mekky clients’ success and help them to achieve their media goals.

Ellie brings over 14+ years of experience as a journalist to her role at Mekky Media.

Prior to joining Mekky Media, Ellie was a Senior Manager at Current Global where she worked on numerous client accounts from technology and healthcare to food and beverage where she successfully secured multiple placements and top-tier executive visibility for her client list.


Prior to entering the PR world, Ellie worked as a Producer for the Fox Business Network, where she produced segments for both Fox Business and the Fox News Channel across the Midwest, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, food and beverage brands, small businesses, non-profits, and trade associations.

She has produced stories and segments for talent such as Jeff Flock, Sandra Smith, Grady Trimble, Gerri Willis, Cheryl Casone and many other high-profile journalists.

Ellie’s long span in national television news and her understanding of what journalists find interesting, original, and newsworthy continues to help Mekky Media’s clients’ thrive, succeed and meet their media goals.


Originally from Michigan, Ellie grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago (Naperville) and went to Columbia College Chicago for Broadcast Journalism. She lives in Clarendon Hills with her fiancée, Michael and her son, Jackson.