Kathy Kiely

Kathy Kiely

Challenging the norms of Beltway journalism

Kathy Kiely, the commissioning editor for BillMoyers.com, is a Washington-based journalist and journalism teacher with extensive experience in covering politics and in working across media platforms.

She has served as an editor for Bloomberg Politics, the Sunlight Foundation (where she worked with a team of reporters and developers to create data tools for journalists and citizen-journalists), and at the National Journal, where she helped assemble and train a joint multimedia team to cover the 2012 presidential campaign for NJ’s magazine, it’s website and for CBS News.

Before that, Kiely spent nearly a dozen years reporting on Congress and national politics for USA TODAY. She has been involved in the coverage of every presidential campaign since 1980. She has worked for The Pittsburgh Press, headed Washington bureaus for The Houston Post and The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and was a White House correspondent for the New York Daily News.

Kiely was graduated from Princeton University cum laude, a member of the fifth class to admit women. She holds a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University in 1990-91. She has served on the Standing Committee of Correspondents, and is a member of the Gridiron Club. A board member of the National Press Club Journalism Institute and of The Daily Princetonian, Kiely has taught journalism at Princeton University, American University and George Washington University.