Here's Everything We Know About Kelly Evans, CNBC's Brand New Star Reporter

Kelly Evans

Photo: CBS

The Wall Street Journal’s superstar economics reporter Kelly Evans is leaving the newspaper to join CNBC.While at the Journal, Evans wrote the “Ahead of the Tape” column and hosted the daily “News Hub” program on WSJ.com.

She will begin her on-air gig at CNBC’s London bureau at the end of this month. 

This is definitely a huge get for CNBC. Evans is not only a young, talented reporter, but she’s also a well-rounded person.

She grew up in one of the most beautiful parts of Virginia.

Evans grew up in Lexington, Virginia/ Rockbridge County, which is surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.

She's really tall.

Evans is five feet 10 inches tall. Although we feel like she might be taller than that.

Growing up, she's always been an outstanding athlete.

During high school, Evans earned a total of eight letters in lacrosse, cross country and track at Rockbridge County High School.

We even found her 5K time from tenth grade.

During Evan's sophomore year in high school, she placed 8th in Virginia at the cross-country state championships. That's an 'All-State' finish place.

Her time for that 5K run was an impressive 19:52.3, according to MileStat.

She studied at Washington & Lee University.

Evans graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia with a bachelor's degree in business journalism.

She was a George Washington honour Scholar at W&L, a competitive, four-year full-ride academic scholarship.

Source: Business Insider

She played lacrosse during college.

During her lacrosse career, some of her accomplishments on the field include being named First Team All-State, a First-Team All-ODAC and a First Team All-Region selection.

She was also a four-time scholar-athlete.

Source: W&L

She joined the Wall Street Journal right after graduation.

In June 2007, she began her career at the Wall Street Journal covering real estate and economics.

She also spent two years as a reporter for the Global Economics bureau.

Source: WSJ

Then she became a columnist and an anchor at the newspaper.

Eventually, Evans started to write for the 'Ahead of the Tape' column.

She also served as an anchor for 'News Hub' -- the Journal's daily online video.

She was recently the subject of a Gawker story calling her the next 'Money Honey.'

Gawker wrote a piece about Evans called 'The Mixed Blessing of Being the Next 'Money Honey' in reference to her obsessive fans.

Speaking of fans... She has a dedicated following.

A fan page on the website RedEye identifying itself as 'a group for fans of Kelly Evans, economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She's smart, hot and can balance my payments anytime!'

The group had 78 members the last time we checked.

Apparently her fans like looking at her.

Evans' fan page features a bunch of screenshots and video clips of her on Fox News, CBS and Russia Today.

She's even moderated a Republican Party presidential primary debate.

On January 16, Evans was a moderator for the Fox News/Wall Street Journal South Carolina Republican Party debate in Myrtle Beach.

So she's definitely prepared to moderate Ann Coulter and James Carville.

In a week, Evans will return to her alma mater to moderate a debate at her W&L's Mock Convention between Ann Coulter and James Carville.


We considered Evans to be a potential replacement for Erin Burnett.

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