|Born||25 June 1965|
|Education||St Bede's RC Comprehensive School|
McElvoy attended St Bede's RC Comprehensive School in Lanchester, County Durham and read German and Philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford. She spent a year at Humboldt University of Berlin, then in East Berlin, studying East German literature and censorship.
She joined The Times in 1988 as a graduate trainee, heavily covering the dissolution of eastern Europe, and later reporting from Moscow. In 1995 she became Deputy Editor of The Spectator, as well as being a columnist on its sister publication, The Daily Telegraph.
In 1997 she became Associate Editor of The Independent. In 2002 she moved to the Evening Standard as Executive Editor remaining until 2009, though McElvoy still contributes a weekly political column. In 2009 she joined The Economist.
She has been a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 3 discussion programme Night Waves since 2009, and has appeared on BBC2's Newsnight Review. She also occasionally appears on Radio 4's The Moral Maze. 
In 1994 she married Martin Ivens, also a journalist, who since January 2013, is the acting Editor of The Sunday Times. They have two sons and one daughter.
- —— (1992). The Saddled Cow: East Germany’s Life & Legacy. Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0571165919.
- —— (1997). Man without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster. Jonathan Cape Ltd. ISBN 978-0224044981.
- —— (1998). Memoirs of a Spymaster: The Man Who Waged a Secret War Against the West. Pimlico. ISBN 978-0712666558.
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- The Review Show November 2010
- Daily Politics March 2010
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