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.
Evans grew up in Lexington, Virginia/ Rockbridge County, which is surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evans' fan page features a bunch of screenshots and video clips of her on Fox News, CBS and Russia Today.
On January 16, Evans was a moderator for the Fox News/Wall Street Journal South Carolina Republican Party debate in Myrtle Beach.