There are a few celebs who were able to burst into the limelight within a very short period of time due to their hard work and dedication in their chosen profession. Veteran America journalist Kelly Evan is definitely one of such ilk. Her journalism career took off in 2007 with Wall Street Journal as a reporter, covering areas like real estate and economics and in no time at all, she became one of the known names in news reporting, as well as hosting. Kelly has spent almost 12 years in her career, putting in some really productive years with more than a few known media outlets; notable among them is her present job at CNBC where she is currently functioning on the network’s business news channel as a co-host of Power Lunch.
Kelly Evans – Bio
The veteran journalist came into the world on the 17th of July 1985, her place of birth is in Hartford, Connecticut, which points to her American nationality but her ethnicity is white. Details of her family background are not currently accessible but her dad has been identified as Dave Evans. Kelly Evans is from a middle-class family and spent her formative years in Lexington, Virginia, Rockbridge County, very close to the Blue Ridge Mountains. She was raised alongside her sister though her identity has never been published.
Kelly excelled in her academics and was a student of Rockbridge County High School where she was a sport stand out, earning eight letters in cross country, lacrosse, as well as track. Although the year of her high school graduation is not documented, the promising journalist proceeded to Washington and Lee University located in Lexington, under a competitive four-year full-ride scholarly scholarship from the George Washington Honor Scholar program.
She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Business Journalism. Her years in college were really eventful, Kelly Evans was a four-time scholar athlete and she was part of the women’s lacrosse team where she functioned as the co-captain, earning accolades like a First-Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, as well as a First Team All-Region selection. She also served as a member of the national leadership society Omicron Delta Kappa.
Career At CNBC
After putting in several productive years at a few notable media outlets, the veteran journalist joined CNBC in February 2012 as one of the notable young faces on the network. She worked as an on-air correspondent, assigned as a reporter for CNBC business day programming, she also functioned as a presenter of Squawk Box in the United States. She was first posted to Europe’s London, England headquarters of the CNBC, to take the place of Erin Burnett – an ex-host with the channel who left to join CNN as a news anchor.
Kelly Evans was with the England headquarters from May 2012 to May 2013 before she was posted to New Jersey’s CNBC headquarters in May 2013 to work with Closing Bells as a co-anchor. Kelly is still a staff of the CNBC and is presently working on the network’s business news channel, co-hosting the Power Lunch.
Who Is Her Husband?
The CNBC host seems to be the type that keeps personal life under lock and key since nobody seems to know the details of her relationship history. However, it has been established that the famed journalist is currently married to co-CNBC reporter Eric Chemi who works in the sports department. The duo tied the connubial knot on the 22nd of April 2017, though the details of their wedding have never made it to public notice. Their union has endured for almost three years now and still going strong as their relationship has been cemented with the birth of their first child, a baby boy who announced his entrance to the family on the 5th of July 2018.
Salary and Net Worth
Kelly Evans is one of the popular young faces in the world of news reporting and has been earning handsomely since the inception of her journalism career. Apart from her annual income at CNBC which has been pegged at $500,000, Kelly also earns a decent amount of income ($100,000 annually) from other areas like ads, sponsorships, featuring, endorsements, shares market, as well as real estate business. Her net worth was formally estimated at $2.5 million but as at the last review in 2019, it has gone up a notch higher to $3 million. In the same vein, her husband’s wealth has also been pegged at $3 million. The two are currently enjoying a lavish life with their son.