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.


  • Hedge Funds Rail on Markets, Regulators Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Louis Bacon, founder and CEO of Moore Capital Management

    The third quarter is off to a vocal start for some of the world’s top hedge-fund managers, who are weighing in on everything from “stumbling” European governments to “dumb” internal bank trades and “Kafkaesque” domestic financial regulations.

  • JP Morgan Chase headquarters

    Addressing its so-called London Whale trades in detail for the first time, the New York hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management called JP Morgan’s misguided investments in a corporate derivatives index “dumb” but also unimportant in the context of an “otherwise robust bank.”

  • MS in Talks with Sovereign Wealth Funds     Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Morgan Stanley is in advanced talks with a sovereign-wealth fund about selling its commodities unit.

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