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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    Shortly after the firm appeared to have dodged a federal criminal investigation into insider trading, news surfaced that a top Senate Republican had launched an inquiry into how the Securities and Exchange Commission handled past concerns about suspicious trading at the firm.

  • AIG

    A day and a half before AIG is due to price its large secondary offering of stock, the deal’s underwriters are telling investors they have enough orders to price the deal at $29 to $30, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Hedge Funds Line Up for AIG Pitch Meeting Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    At least 125 investors are expected to attend the flagship New York City luncheon as part of the road show for American International Group’s re-IPO Tuesday, according to records reviewed by CNBC, including a slew of prominent hedge funds.

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