Ellen McCarthy grew up in Allegany, NY and began her career at The Post in 2001, covering local technology companies for the Business Section. For several years she wrote The Download, a weekly column about the D.C. tech scene. In 2006 she moved to the Weekend section to cover arts and entertainment. From 2009 to 2013 she anchored the Style section’s OnLove page, writing extensively about weddings, love and relationships. Today she writes feature stories and profiles for Style.