Kate Kelly (journalist)

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

Kate Kelly
Born (1975-02-24) February 24, 1975 (age 46)
EducationB.A Columbia University
Spouse(s)Kyle Pope


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 in 1997.[2][3] 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[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Kelly is married to editor Kyle Pope;[7] 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. ^ "Columbia Daily Spectator 14 October 1998 — Columbia Spectator". spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  4. ^ Calderon, Michael, "Times’ handling of Kavanaugh story draws widespread criticism". Politico Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Barbaro, Michael (host), "Kavanaugh's classmates speak out" (27:03 min. audio), New York Times, October 2, 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  7. ^ Pompeo, Joe (April 20, 2010). "Kate Kelly: CNBC's New Charlie Gasparino". Business Insider.