Kate Kelly (journalist)

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Kate Kelly
Born (1975-02-24) February 24, 1975 (age 45)
EducationB.A Columbia University
Spouse(s)Kyle Pope

Kate Kelly (born February 24, 1975) is an American reporter for The New York Times.


Kelly was raised in Washington, D.C.. She is a graduate of the National Cathedral School[1] after which she attended Columbia University where she received a B.A. in History.[2] After school, she worked for Time magazine and the New York Observer where she wrote a weekly residential real-estate column, "Manhattan Transfers."[2] she then worked for The Wall Street Journal for ten years as an investigative journalist and then in 2010 she was hired by CNBC as an on-air reporter.[2] In 2016, she was hired by The New York Times as their business reporter.[2]

Kelly is also the author, with Robin Pogrebin, of The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation with a publishing date in September 2019 from Portfolio Books, a division of Penguin Random House. Before publication, the Times published a widely criticised[3] essay adapted from the book that primarily addressed accusations about an incident with Deborah Ramirez and another incident alleged by Max Stier, both of which occurred at Yale.[4] Before Kavanaugh's confirmation in October, 2018, Pogrebin, also at the Times and a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale, and Kelly, were featured in a podcast about what the then-judge's classmates were saying concerning his nomination to the Supreme Court.[5]

Personal life

Kelly is married to editor Kyle Pope;[6] she has three daughters.[2]



  1. ^ Millins, Luke (September 17, 2019). "Interview: The Coauthor of 'The Education of Brett Kavanaugh' Explains How She Dug Into DC's Private-School Scene". Washingtonian.
  2. ^ a b c d e "A new prime time colleague: Kate Kelly of CNBC joins Business Day". The New York Times. December 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Calderon, Michael, "Times’ handling of Kavanaugh story draws widespread criticism". Politico Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  4. ^ Pogrebin, Robin, and Kate Kelly, "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.", New York Times, September 14, 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  5. ^ Barbaro, Michael (host), "Kavanaugh's classmates speak out" (27:03 min. audio), New York Times, October 2, 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  6. ^ Pompeo, Joe (April 20, 2010). "Kate Kelly: CNBC's New Charlie Gasparino". Business Insider.