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Mary Louise Kelly: Harvard Crimson 150th Campaign Committee

Mary Louise Kelly

Harvard Class of '93

National Public Radio anchor, former CNN & BBC reporter


Mary Louise Kelly is co-host of “All Things Considered,” NPR's flagship evening newsmagazine. Her recent interviews include Secretary of State Antony Blinken, CIA Director Bill Burns, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Paul McCartney. Previously, Kelly served as national security correspondent for NPR News. Her assignments have included North Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and beyond. Kelly's writing has appeared in The New York Times,The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Newsweek, and other publications. She is also the author of two novels, Anonymous Sources and The Bullet, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her next book, It.Goes.So.Fast, is forthcoming from Henry Holt in April 2023. At The Crimson, Kelly served as associate executive editor, and she remains a proud member of the 119th guard.

Why am I supporting The Crimson's 150th anniversary campaign?

Writing for The Crimson was arguably the formative experience of my college years; what a joy to be able to pay that forward for the next generation of journalists!