Mary Louise Kelly Biography
Mary Louise Kelly an American broadcaster and author. She is a co-host of ‘All Things Considered’ on National Public Radio (NPR). She previously covered national security at the network.
Mary Louise Kelly Age
Mary is 48 years old as of January 2020; she was born on March 27, 1971 in Augsburg, West Germany.
Mary Louise Kelly Education
Kelly graduated from Harvard University in 1993 with degrees in government, French language, and literature. In 1995 she completed a master’s degree in European studies at Cambridge University in England.
Mary Louise Kelly Husband
Mary is married to Nicholas Boyle, a partner at litigation firm Williams & Connolly. He is a co-chair of the firm’s Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice group and its Arbitration practice group. He handles a wide variety of litigation, with an emphasis on complex civil disputes with an international component.
Mary Louise Kelly Children
Kelly is a mother to two sons.
Mary Louise Kelly Net worth
Mary’s net worth is under review.
Mary Louise Kelly Career
Kelly got her first job as a reporter on local politics for her hometown newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She interned at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Scotland and London after graduating from Cambridge, England. She later joined the Boston team that launched the radio news magazine The World, a joint venture between the BBC and Public Radio International.
Kelly moved back to the UK a year later, working as a host, foreign correspondent and senior producer for the BBC World Service, and as a producer at CNN in London. She reported from the Afghan-Pakistan border, radical Hamburg mosques, Kosovo refugee camps and the deck of an aircraft carrier. At the BBC, she covered the peace talks that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland.
Mary Louise Kelly NPR
Kelly joined NPR in 2001, she edited NPR’s evening newsmagazine, All Things Considered for three years. In 2004 Kelly first launched NPR’s intelligence beat. She reported on spy agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.
She became the first reporter to interview Gary Schroen, the CIA operative who was dropped into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks with a six-man team and a directive to bring back the head of Bin Laden, in 2005.
In 2006 she broke the news of the CIA’s secret decision to disband the unit aimed at hunting Osama Bin Laden. That story caused an uproar and led to the Senate voting on September 8, 2006, to reinstate the unit.
In January 2009 Kelly became a National Public Radio’s senior Pentagon correspondent, reporting on defense and foreign policy issues until 2011. She left NPR in 2011 to focus on her family and writing returning in 2016 as National Security Correspondent and guest host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
In december 2017 she was announced as a permanent host of NPR’s flagship daily news show All Things Considered. In January 2018 she took over as an anchor.
Mary Louise Kelly Deaf
In April 2015 Mary wrote an article on Washingtonian revealing that she lost her hearing in her forties. She revealed that she went to visit an audiologist after an audience asked a question during a reading to promote her novel but she hardly heard the question.
During the test with the audiologist she got 16 words out of 20 but when she couldn’t see his lips move she missed 70% of what he said. She said that the explanation behind her hearing loss could be genetics as her father is hard of hearing, so are his sisters and 96-year-old mother.
She was given hearing aids which she says helped her ‘to rediscover that pop songs had words I could sing along to’. She wrote that the doctors can’t say whether her hearing has stabilized or will worsen. And hearing aids are an imperfect solution. She added that it takes time for the ‘brain to adjust, to relearn the pathways it once knew. You almost never recover all that has been lost.’
Mary Louise Kelly Books
- 2015: The Bullet
- 2013: Anonymous Sources
Mary Louise Kelly Interview – Mary Louise Kelly Mike Pompeo
Kelly interviewed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who she says he lashed after her, in an unrecorded conversation that took place when the Pompeo aide who cut off the formal interview summoned Kelly to the secretary’s private living room.
She told her All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro; “He shouted at me for about the same amount of time as the [9-minute] interview itself had lasted. He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine. He asked, ‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?’ He used the F-word in that sentence and many others.”
She added that Pompeo asked her if she could find Ukraine on a map; “He asked if I could find Ukraine on a map; I said yes,” she continued. “He called out for his aides to bring him a map of the world with no writing, no countries marked. I pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away. He said, ‘People will hear about this’.”
Pompeo released a statement claiming that Kelly lied to him. “NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice. First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview conversation off the record. It is shameful that this reporter chose to violate the basic rules of journalism and decency. This is another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President Trump and this Administration. It is no wonder that the American people distrust many in the media when they so consistently demonstrate their agenda and their absence of integrity.”