Editor and Chief Content Officer U.S. News & World Report
Brian Kelly was named editor of U.S.News & World Report in April 2007, nine years after joining the magazine. With more than 30 years of journalism experience, including covering Capitol Hill, politics, and the presidency both as a beat reporter and as an editor, Kelly is one of the nation’s most experienced magazine editors in steering national and international news content. Additionally he has helped bring U.S. News into the Internet age by integrating the online and print staffs and reinvigorating the magazine’s emphasis on consumer journalism. Kelly is consistently expanding the U.S. News “Best” franchise from its long-time signature products like America’s Best Colleges and America’s Best Graduate Schools to several new data-rich projects that are launching in fall 2007.
Kelly started at U.S. News in 1998 as assistant managing editor overseeing domestic and political news, and was promoted as the publication’s executive editor in 2005. Before joining U.S. News, Kelly worked at the Washington Post from 1992 to 1998, as congressional editor overseeing coverage of Capitol Hill, and prior to that as deputy editor for the Sunday opinion section, “Outlook.” From 1985 to 1992, Kelly was editor of Regardie’s magazine covering politics and business in the Washington area. A New Jersey native, he has a bachelor’s in economics from Georgetown University.