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”.

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“The whole, "Money Honey" thing is outdated.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.


Which are of a few varieties. "WSJ airhead slut Kelly Evans." That's one variety. "Hot or Not: WSJ reporter Kelly Evans." That's another variety. And then, of course, the most common variety: unmitigated, unsolicited adoration. Which is... nice?

There is, for example, the fan group "Kelly's Heroes" on the Red Eye website, where one particular user posts every Kelly Evans screenshot he can get his hands on, and another one writes "Hello Kelly, from what I have read about you, you are very smart, and I can see you are very pretty. no offense intended. I hope to get to know you better. I have a blog on my page about PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and I would love for you to look at it and comment."

As for her physical appearance, Kelly is 5' 10" and is believed to have beautiful curves and a set of long, well shaped legs.

She maintains a low profile of her personal life and has not revealed any information about her boyfriend or marital status whatsoever. Kelly used to tweet from @kelly_Evans though she is not very comfortable with having a large fan base. Or the kind of posts in which the fan group called “Kelly’s heroes” would post screenshots of Kelly regularly. However, a few weeks ago, the 31 year old columnist decided to deactivate her Twitter profile. Commenting on her action Kelly said: “It ultimately became dizzying and exhausting to me. I felt lost in endless spools of social media, all the while emails by the thousands were piling up, phone calls were getting lost in the mix, and messages from the most important people in my life were getting drowned out in the din. I was more responsive to comments on Instagram than to my own closest friends and family.”

She also shut down all of her accounts on other social media and said in CNBC's The Spark – “Facebook? I deactivated my personal page, spanning a third of my life, last year. Instagram? Loved it for a while. But I deactivated that last year, too.

I had some comfort in seeing that the platforms would keep my account information at the ready for a year or so, in case I regretted my decision or needed to reactivate one of them. Never say never: that may yet happen. But so far, I haven't looked back. If anything, I should have done it all sooner. Being constantly confronted with gross and bizarre comments from strangers was if anything an important reminder to me that not all the world is like my supportive family… I shut down social media because I needed to shut out online distractions and engage with the people, issues, and work right in front of me.”

The journalist actually kept for going for quite some time before finally coming to the verdict that even though she gets the feeling of missing out on somewhat important stuff, she can't wait to hear all about it from other people directly.

The renowned journalist wrote an article, not too long ago, titled "One Nation, Dangerously Divided" in which she mentioned that the unemployment rate has come down now in the U.S and the corporate situation is also much better but there are huge differences between the republicans and the democrats over the entitlement system.

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020

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