Kate Kelly is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s New York bureau, where she covers the investment banking industry.
Previously, Ms. Kelly was a staff reporter in the Los Angeles bureau covering the movie business. Prior to her arrival in L.A. in early in 2005, Ms. Kelly spent four years in the Journal’s Money & Investing section in New York, where she covered the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the business and technology of stock trading.
Prior to joining the Journal, 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 2008, Ms. Kelly and a team of colleagues won a National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation in the business and economics category for their coverage of the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007. Three years prior to that Ms. Kelly was part of a reporting team that won two Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) awards for their coverage of the 2003 NYSE pay flap. That same year, the American Society of Newspaper Editors named Ms. Kelly and two colleagues finalists for the Jesse Laventhol Prize for deadline news reporting by a team. In 2003, Ms. Kelly and colleague Susanne Craig jointly received an award from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University for spot news coverage of the Big Board.
Born in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kelly received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College at Columbia University.