• Kelly Evans is an American journalist and anchor, best known for her work in CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”
• Evans attended Washington and Lee University, and graduated magna cum laude.
• She began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and later joined CNBC in 201•
• Evans is married to fellow CNBC reporter, Eric Chemi, and the two welcomed their first child in 2018.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million.
Who is Kelly Evans?
Kelly Evans, born on the 17th July 1985, is an American journalist and anchor, who became known for her work in CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” She is also known for appearing in shows such as “Squawk on the Street” and “Worldwide Exchange.”
Kelly Evans’ Early Life
Evans was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and is the daughter of Dave Evans; she also has a sister, with whom she spent most of her childhood in Lexington, Virginia, where she attended Rockbridge County High School, discovering a passion for sports, and showed excellence in lacrosse, cross-country and track. Some of her achievements included earning eight letters in lacrosse, and placing 8th in the Virginia cross-country state championships in her sophomore year.
I might still tweet and facebook. I didnt say how long I remain out of it.https://t.co/5gFRUXtVHV
— Kelly Evans (@KellyEvansCNBC) July 21, 2016
Evans’s passion for sports also helped her during her collegiate years. She attended Washington and Lee University on a four-year, full-academic scholarship, as well as a four-time scholar athlete for being the co-captain of the lacrosse team for women. Evans was also a first all team all-ODAC, first team all-state, and first team all-region selection. She was also inducted into the national leader society of Omicron Delta Kappa, and later graduated magna cum laude.
Kelly Evans’ Career
Evans’ career started as soon as she graduated from college in 2007, first joining The Wall Street Journal and publishing articles related to real estate and economics, and reporting for the Global Economics Bureau. Later on she worked as the writer of the column “Ahead of the Tape”, one of the best known and influential sections of the publication, as well as the column “Heard on the Street.” Aside from writing, she also hosted the daily online program of The Wall Street Journal called “News Hub” on WSJ.com. Her early years as a writer and host certainly helped establish her career as well as her net worth.
During Evans’ time at The Wall Street Journal, she slowly became visible on the small screen as a guest in various news programs; some of the networks she has graced include Fox News, Russia Today, and CBS, and these guest appearances also helped to further her career as a journalist, and also increase her wealth.
In 2012, Evans joined CNBC and was assigned as the host of CNBC Europe’s “Worldwide Exchange” based in London, England, replacing former host Ern Burnett, and serving in the show for a year. In 2013 she moved to CNBC’s headquarters in New Jersey, and became the new co-anchor for “Closing Bell.”
Aside from the aforementioned programs, Evans also served in other CNBC shows including the network’s Business Day programming as well as “Squawk on the Street.” The success of her shows on CNBC also helped to increase her net worth.
Evans also once worked as a moderator, being the intermediary between James Carville vs. Ann Coulter in the 2012 Republican Primary Debate.
Kelly Evans’ Body Measurement
In terms of body measurements, Evans is 5ft 10ins (1.80m) tall, reputedly weighs 127lbs (58 kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-23-34; she has grey-black hair and blue eyes.
Kelly Evans’ Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Evans’ net worth is reported to be over $2.5 million, acquired from her years working as a journalist for various publications and as a co-anchor for TV networks.
Kelly Evans’ Personal Life
In terms of her personal life, Evans is now married to her longtime boyfriend and fellow CNBC reporter, Eric Chemi. The two tied the knot in April 2017 and welcomed their first child in July 2018.
Kelly Evan’s Husband
Evans’ husband Eric Chemi is CNBC’s sports business reporter, currently based at the network’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Chemi is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Before joining CNBC, Chemi worked as a hedge fund trader at the Fortress Investment Group, then as a proprietary trader at JPMorgan, before venturing into news reporting, when he joined Bloomberg TV and Businessweek as head of data and research.
In 2014, Chemi joined CNBC as senior editor at large covering various industries and sectors. The following year, he became a sports business reporter, covering issues including legal controversy in daily fantasy sports, national anthem protests of NFL players, and how the legalization of sports gambling affects the sports industry.
Chemi has interviewed a number of well-renowned sports personalities, including Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, Rob Manfred, Tom Rickets, Charles Barkley, Adam Silver, David Stern and Jerry Jones. He also occasionally moderates panels, including the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.