Kate Kelly

CNBC Reporter

Kate Kelly joined CNBC in May 2010 as a reporter focusing on hedge funds and Wall Street. She appears during CNBC's business day programming and contributes to CNBC.com.

Previously, Kelly was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she spent a decade. She covered numerous firms for the Journal including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as well as the movie business and the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining the Journal in 2001, she was a writer and reporter for Time magazine and, before that, a reporter at The New York Observer.

She has won a number of prestigious awards, including two Gerald Loeb Awards, four awards from the Society of American Business Editors and a Livingston Award for Young Journalists in the national reporting category.

She also has been honored by the Newswomen's Club of New York, the Medill School of Journalism and the New York City Deadline Club. She is the best-selling author of "Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street" and she released her second book, "The Secret Club That Runs The World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders," in June 2014.

Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia College at Columbia University.

Follow Kate Kelly on Twitter @katekellycnbc.


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    There was a lot of drama this week, from the CEO held hostage in China by his workers (yeah, that's gotta be a movie) to the Fed upending the market like a desperate housewife.

  • Delivering Alpha: 2012's best and worst ideas Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman came up with 10 ideas last year and all of the stocks have delivered returns. Will anybody at this year's Delivering Alpha conference match his record?

  • Top Stock Pickers' 2012 Report Card  Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides a look at the performance of several of Wall Street's top stock pickers, including Omega Advisors' Leon Cooperman who delivered an impressive nine out of ten winners last year.

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