Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans was born on July 17, 1985 in Lexington Virginia and is an American Journalist who became famous by hosting the show "Squawk on the Street". Currently she serves as the co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell". Before that, she worked for the CNBC’s London office, from May 2012 (the beginning of her career at CNBC) to May 2013.She is now based in CNBC’s 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”.

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Kelly was raised in Lexington, Virginia in Rockbridge County near the Blue Ridge Mountains. She 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 honored athlete. In fact, she was 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 that 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 as a lifestyle celebrity does draw one’s attention. The Gawker posted an article on the matter in 2011 titled: “The Mixed Blessing of Being the Next 'Money Honey'” And it goes without saying that Kelly Evans is stroke to be the next ‘money-honey’ indeed. The article mentions:

“The whole, "Money Honey" thing is outdated. This is the internet era. The next “Money Honey” will not be some CNBC executive-wooer or blonde Fox newsbot. It will be Kelly Evans, the one who works at a real newspaper, who has a real reporting job, and whose broadcast is not a well-lit, super smooth studio job, but a (relatively) low-budget, in-house, online video feed that occasionally flickers in and out of clarity. And Kelly Evans will get to reap the benefits, the benefits of her adoring fan base.

18 Oct, 2017


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