Kate Kelly is a reporter for the New York Times who covers the many facets of Wall Street: personalities, big profits and losses, banks, hedge funds, and regulation.
Before joining the Times, Kate worked for more than six years as an on-air television reporter at CNBC, appearing on the channel’s daytime programming with news, interviews, and analysis. Prior to that, she spent a decade at the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Hollywood, finance, and the markets.
Kate has won a number of journalism awards, including a Livingston Award for Young Journalists in the national reporting category for her three-part series on the fall of Bear Stearns. In 2019, she was part of a New York Times team that won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for journalism for its coverage of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Kate has also won two Gerald Loeb Awards.
Kate is the author of the best-seller “Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street.” Her second book, a look inside the world of commodity trading entitled “The Secret Club that Runs the World,” was published in 2014. Her most recent book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” written with her Times colleague Robin Pogrebin, was published in 2019.
Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College at Columbia University.
Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly talk about their book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, discuss their report on Kavanaugh's nomination in real time, and their talk with women who accused him of sexual assaults.
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