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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 is currently at work on her second book, which is on the world of commodities trading.

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

Follow Kate Kelly on Twitter @katekellycnbc.

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  • Facebook in Talks with Bankers     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly with details on Facebook's meeting with bankers to discuss IPO and other services.

  • Brevan Shutters $600 Million Fund Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET

    Amid weeks of rumors that the firm was making personnel changes and returning capital to its investors, officials at the hedge fund Brevan Howard Asset Management have opted to close an equity strategies fund in the wake of its manager’s departure, say people familiar with the plans.

  • Raj Guilty Verdict Reax from SALT Conference     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Insight on today's guilty verdict at the Raj Rajaratnam trial and its impact on the hedge fund industry, with Jonathan Urfrig, U Capital Group managing partner. Also, CNBC's Kate Kelly with an update on AIG's smaller than expected Re-IPO.

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