Kate Kelly is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal's New York bureau, where she has covered Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and other major players in the investment-banking industry.
Previously, Ms. Kelly was a staff reporter in the Los Angeles bureau covering the movie business. Her work there included profiling one some of the industry's toughest bosses and dealmakers, covering a handful of Hollywood's major studios as they grappled with ornery talent and big-movie budgets soaring past the $200 million mark, and chronicling the evolution of famous film franchises like Superman and James Bond.
Ms. Kelly joined the Journal in 2001, where she worked for the Money & Investing group covering the New York Stock Exchange. Two years later, she and a colleague broke the story of Big Board Chairman Dick Grasso's $140 million pay package, as well as a regulatory probe of the traders on the Exchange's floor that led to massive reforms.
Prior to that, Ms. Kelly was a writer and reporter for Time magazine in 2000, where she covered business, society news and politics, including the presidential vote re-count. From 1997 to 2000, she worked as a reporter for the New York Observer.
In 2009, Ms. Kelly was part of a team of Journal reporters honored as finalists in the National Affairs category of the Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the collapse of America's financial system. That same package of stories went on to win the Institute on Political Journalism's Excellence in Economic Reporting Award. Also in 2009, Ms. Kelly was award a Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York for her three-part series "The Fall of Bear Stearns."
She has won two Gerald Loeb Awards, most recently for her coverage of the demise of Bear Stearns, as well as four awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has also been honored by the Medill School of Journalism, the New York Deadline Club and the New York Press Club. She was also part of a team that won the Scripps Howard Foundation's William Brewster Styles Award.
Born in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kelly received a bachelor's degree from Columbia College at Columbia University.