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.


  • Ten Years of Risk-Management Debacles Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    When you’re in the business of taking financial risk, all your bets can’t be right. Sometimes the best you can hope for is that the self-inflicted damage is survivable. Here’s a list of Wall Street’s greatest whiffs over the past ten years.

  • Game of Risk: Where Do Markets Stand?  Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on how regulations have impacted banks since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Third Point’s New Target: Murphy Oil Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
    Storage tanks on the grounds of Murphy Oil Corp.'s refinery in Meraux , Louisiana.

    Fresh off a successful fight with Yahoo! that resulted in a new chief executive and seats on the Internet company’s board, hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb has zeroed in on a new potential target: the oil and gas explorer Murphy Oil.

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