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Kate Kelly

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.


  • Hedgies trade turmoil Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:43 PM ET
    Hedgies trade turmoil

    Kate Kelly reports on what hedge funds are doing during these tumultuous times. Bill Ackman, for example, sent out a note today that Pershing Square is in the red.

  • Pressure on big hedge funds Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Pressure on big hedge funds

    CNBC’s Kate Kelly reports on the big slide in oil and the pressure it has put on some of Wall Street’s biggest hedge funds.

  • Why China's reserve decision matters: Gartman

    Dennis Gartman, "The Gartman Letter," weighs in on China's decision to lower rates and reserves, and shares this play on oil as crude approaches six and a half year lows.

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