Kelly was born on July 17, 1985 in Lexington and is an American Journalist who became vastly famous by hosting the show "Squawk on the Street". Currently she serves as the co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell". Earlier, she worked for the CNBC London office from May 2012 (the beginning of her career at CNBC) to May 2013, but is now based in the New Jersey office. Before joining CNBC, she was an economics reporter working for the Wall Street Journal and while serving there, she wrote a number of well-respected columns such as the “Heard on the Street” column and “Ahead on the Tape”.
Kelly was raised in Lexington, Virginia, Rockbridge County near the Blue Ridge Mountains and graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Lexington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Journalism. As a college student CNBC’s co-anchor was an honoured athlete. In fact, she as a four-time scholar athlete, co-captain of the women's lacrosse team (First Team All-State, a First-Team All-ODAC and a First Team All-Region selection) and a national leadership society Omicron Delta Kappa.
After college she joined the Wall Street Journal in 2007 to cover Real Estate and economics. At the time she also served as a reporter for the Global Economics bureau.
Evans was a moderator for the 2012 Republican Primary Debate. She also moderated the debate between Ann Coulter and James Carville. Evans started with her career during the recession and believes that all youngsters should increase their efficiency for the economy to work well.
She says that she loves to simplify the huge figures and industry jargon and bring the real economic condition in front of the common man’s eyes. Her salary has not been publicly disclosed but her net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million.
One of Kelly’s strong points seems to be her wide and devoted fan base. Seeing a journalist enjoying the attention of a lifestyle celebrity does draw one’s attention. The Gawker posted an article on that matter in 2011 titled: “The Mixed Blessing of Being the Next 'Money Honey'” And it goes without a doubt that Kelly Evans stroke as the next ‘money-honey’ indeed. The article mentions:
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