Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer | U.S. News & World Report

Brian Kelly is the editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report, a publisher of news and consumer information products. Kelly is a member of the executive committee with primary responsibility for all the company’s content, which includes the websites and, print and e-book guides on education and health care, and a conference and events business. Kelly joined U.S. News in 1998 after serving as a senior editor at The Washington Post; he was named editor at U.S. News in April 2007.

He is the chairman of U.S. News STEM Solutions, a national forum that brings together corporations, educators and policymakers working to help the U.S. fill jobs by creating a more skilled and competitive workforce and The Hospital of Tomorrow forum.

Kelly is the author of “Adventures in Porkland” (Random House, 1992) a study of the congressional budget process. With Mark London, he co-authored “The Four Little Dragons” (Simon & Shuster, 1989), an exploration of the developing economies of Asia, and “Amazon” (Harcourt Brace, 1983), a look at the economic and cultural forces behind the clearing of the Amazon rainforest. They published a sequel, “The Last Forest,” in 2007.

Kelly has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today Show, White House Chronicles and National Public Radio. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to media, national policy, politics and education. He is a Vice President of the Economic Club of Washington. A Board member of The Children’s Inn of The National Institutes of Health. A former board member of the World Affairs Council of DC.

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