CNBC made its official announcement yesterday that it had hired veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Kelly. We jumped on the phone with her to talk about the move.
“I wasn’t looking to leave The Journal per se,” she told us. “It was sort of time to mix it up. I’ve always been curious about doing TV.”
Rumors that CNBC was courting Kate, who’s been at The Journal for almost 10 years, had been floating around since early March, about a month after she was first approached by the network, she told us.
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