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.


  • Paulson Flagship Fund Hit Hard by Market Rout Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Hedge-fund titan John Paulson’s summer swoon continued last week, rendering his Advantage Plus Fund down more than 31 percent through Friday’s market close, according to people who have been briefed on the results.

  • Tail Risk Takes Off  Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the story on huge losses at John Paulson's hedge fund, and funds that are reaping big returns on market volatility.

  • Hedge Fund's Goldman Sale Was Overhyped Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Breathless reports in recent days about a prominent European hedge fund’s sale of its Goldman Sachs stake have done little to the bank’s shares Monday, and for good reason: it’s old news.

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