Who is Kelly Evans (CNBC)? Wiki Bio

Kelly Evans was born in Hartford, Connecticut USA, on 17 July 1985 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is a broadcast journalist, best known for co-hosting the “Power Lunch” TV show, which airs on the CNBC business news channel.

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Childhood and education

Kelly was raised in Rockbridge County, Lexington, Virginia, close to the Blue Ridge Mountains by her parents – her mother is a housewife while her father owns a small business.

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She studied at Rockbridge County High School where she was physically very active, as she competed in lacrosse, track, and cross country. After matriculation, she enrolled at Washington and Lee University from which she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business journalism in 2008. She was a George Washington Honor Scholar, which means she was on a full academic scholarship at the university.

While at university, Kelly was the co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team, and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society.

Career as a journalist

Kelly launched her career in 2007 when she began working for “The Wall Street Journal”, mostly covering stories related to economics and real estate – she wrote the “Ahead of the Tapes” and “Heard on the Streets” columns, and hosted the “News Hub” daily show on WSJ.com; she also started covering the Global Economics bureau.

She was the moderator of the Republican Primary debate in 2012, held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while she also served as the moderator for James Carville .v. Ann Coulter debate, at the 25th annual mock convention event at Washington and Lee University, her alma mater. Kelly is often compared to Erin Isabelle Burnett, an American news anchor currently working for CNN, who in the past worked as a CNBC host.

Kelly started working for CNBC Europe in London, England in May 2012, through to May 2013 when she moved to work at CNBC New Jersey – she has been with the network to this day, and is currently co-hosting their “Power Lunch” business TV show as well as anchoring their “The Exchange” newsroom-based program.

Love life and husband

Kelly and Eric Chemi met when Kelly started working at CNBC New Jersey, where Eric is a sports reporter – the two began dating in the summer of 2014 and were together for three years before marrying in April 2017. Kelly announced during a TV show she hosted that their wedding was going to be held that week, and so received flowers from her CNBC colleagues – she gave birth to a son on 5 July 2018, and took some time off to focus on raising their boy. Before Eric, Kelly was rumored to be going out with a man who was attending Washington and Lee University while the two were studying there – they were allegedly dating for several years, but split after graduation.

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Hobbies and other interests

Kelly’s main hobby is travelling, and her job as a reporter has allowed her to travel all around the US, while she has also been to Europe on several occasions to countries such as Ukraine, Spain, and England among others – her dream travel destination is Barcelona in Spain.

She is a fan of the film industry, with her favorite actor and actress being Eddie Murphy and Nicole Kidman – some of her favorite movies include “A Thousand Words” and “Moulin Rouge!” She is also keen on listening to music, with her favorite genres being blues and jazz.

Kelly is a big lover of animals, and is a philanthropist who has helped several charity organizations with their fundraisers. She is still interested in sports and although she doesn’t participate any longer, she still occasionally attends lacrosse and baseball matches with her friends and colleagues from CNBC.

Appearance and net worth

Kelly is 34 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 152lbs (69kgs) – her net worth is over $2 million, as of late-2019.

CNBC channel

The CNBC channel is an American pay TV business channel which was launched on 17 April 1989 by NBC and Cablevision as a joint venture – Cablevision sold their stake in the company in the ‘90s therefore giving NBC full ownership. The channel was first called the Consumer News and Business Channel, thus CNBC. The channel is owned by NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News which is part of NBCUniversal, in turn a subsidiary of Comcast. Until 1991, the channel’s main competitor was the Financial News Network, which was then purchased by NBC thus reducing their competition and expanding their business.

The CNBC channel is mostly focused on covering the US and international financial markets. According to the surveys taken in February 2015, CNBC can be watched in over 93 million US households, which makes 80.4 percent of all households with TV in the country. The channel is considered to be the 19th most valuable channel in the US, at around $4 billion.

There has been very little criticism of the channel’s content and the performance of its staff – it has mostly been criticized for amplifying several market trends and for being a cable chatter, meaning having excessive and brutal discussions on a single topic.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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