Jason Kelly is the New York Bureau Chief of Bloomberg, overseeing more than 1,200 journalists at the company's world headquarters. He's the author of Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body, published in April 2016 by John Wiley & Sons.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2002 as a reporter in Bloomberg's Atlanta bureau, he's written about topics ranging from semiconductors to economic development during the war in Afghanistan. Jason moved to New York in 2007 to cover the private equity industry, following the biggest buyout boom in history, and the subsequent global financial crisis.
His private equity work culminated with the 2012 publication of his first book, The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry that Owns Everything. His unprecendented access to the founders and managers of the world's biggest PE firms helped him write and intimate, engaging exploration of a little-known and increasingly powerful corner of Wall Street. Tycoons is a must-read for anyone studying or entering private equity, as well as those seeking to understand how the global economy works.
From 2012 through 2014, Jason was the managing editor of Bloomberg LINK, the company's global conference business, where he produced and hosted events from Bangkok to London to Mexico City.
Jason is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied English literature and theology. He lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York with his wife Jennifer and sons.