Mary Louise Kelly Wiki
Mary Louise Kelly is an American broadcaster and author who anchors the iconic daily news show All Things Considered on National Public Radio (NPR).
Mary Louise Kelly Biography
Mary graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1993, with degrees in Government and French Literature. She completed her masters in European Studies at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) in England.
Mary’s first post-college job was reporting on local politics for her hometown newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
After internships at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Scotland and London, she joined the Boston team that launched the radio news magazine The World. This was a joint venture between the BBC and Public Radio International.
The following year, Mary moved back to the UK, working as a host, foreign correspondent and senior producer for the BBC World Service. She was also a producer at CNN in London.
Mary reported from the Afghan-Pakistan border, radical Hamburg mosques, Kosovo refugee camps and the deck of an aircraft carrier.
While at BBC, she covered the peace talks that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland.
Mary Louise Kelly Age
Mary was born on March 27, 1971, in Augsburg, West Germany. He is 48 years old as of 2018.
Mary Louise Kelly Husband
Mary is married to Nicholas Boyle. Nicholas is a partner at litigation firm Williams & Connolly. The couple has two children.
Mary Louise Kelly NPR
All Things Considered
Mary is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.
Mary joined NPR in 2001 in Washington. For three years, she edited NPR’s evening newsmagazine, All Things Considered. The NPR website described her as a “bad-ass babe on breaking news”.
She has spent a decade as national security correspondent for NPR News, and she’s kept that focus on her role as anchor. She took All Things Considered to Russia, North Korea, and beyond.
This included live coverage from Helsinki, for the infamous Trump-Putin summit. Her past reporting has also included tracking the CIA and other spy agencies, terrorism, wars, and rising nuclear powers.
In 2004, Mary launched NPR’s intelligence beat. After one particularly tough trip to Baghdad, she wrote she wrote an essay about it for Newsweek. She decided to try trading the spy beat for spy fiction.
In 2005, 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.
From January 2009 to 2011, Mary was NPR’s senior Pentagon correspondent, reporting on defense and foreign policy issues.
As part of NPR’s national security team, Mary covered the Obama administration’s approach to the wars in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.
She also focused on how the U.S. projected its military power elsewhere in the world; how the U.S. reacted to, and dealt with, the emerging global military muscle of countries such as China; and the way in which U.S. foreign policy goals are often sought, and sometimes achieved, through defense and Intelligence agency channels.
From 2011 to 2014, she focused on writing novels, and raising her sons, moving twice to live in Florence, Italy.
She returned to NPR in 2016, as a National Security Correspondent and the guest host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
In December 2017, NPR announced that Mary would become a permanent host of its flagship daily news show, All Things Considered, replacing the retiring Robert Siegel. She took over in January 2018.
Mary Louise Kelly Novels
In 2013, Mary’s political spy thriller, Anonymous Sources, was published by Simon & Schuster. In it, journalist Alexandra James investigates a clandestine nuclear plot.
Her second novel, The Bullet, was published in March 2015. The protagonist, Caroline Cashion, a professor at Georgetown University, finds a bullet lodged in her neck and sets out to unravel the mystery.