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.


  • Zynga & Groupon IPOs Delayed     Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the highly anticipated initial public offerings of Zynga and Groupon have been put on hold for the time being.

  • Don't Meet the Mets     Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Why did the deal between hedge fund manager David Einhorn and the New York Mets fall apart? Was there double-dealing involved? Insight with, Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital, and CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Don’t Expect Zynga IPO in September Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    The game maker Zynga hopes to raise at least $1 billion in an initial public offering this fall, but don’t expect shares to trade until October at the earliest, say people familiar with the company’s offering plans.

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