Kelly Kennedy Biography
Kelly Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, well known for embedded in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as Military Reporters and Editors’ first female president. She is the only American woman to have both served in combat in the U.S. military and covered U.S. combat as a civilian.
Kelly is also known to be the best-selling author of “They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq,” and the co-author of Kate Germano’s “Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind how Female Marines are Trained.”
Kelly Kennedy Age
There is no information about Kelly’s age, and the place he was born though he is an American by birth.
Kelly Kennedy Family | Young
There is no information about Kelly’s family, she has not also shared about her early life and how she was raised up. She has also not shared about her parents and their occupation. There is also no information about her having siblings.
Kelly Kennedy Married
There is no information about Kelly having been married, she has not shared any information about her having been married and has opted to keep silent about her personal life. She has also not shared any information about her had dated before.
Kelly Kennedy Education
Kelly while in grad school at the University of Colorado, she focused her studies on military policy and history, as well as Middle Eastern politics. Since then, her work often focuses on the military and veterans’ issues.
Kelly Kennedy Career
After having left the military, she spent the first half of her career covering civilian issues, such as education and crime, at newspapers that include The Oregonian and The Salt Lake Tribune. She served in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991; and then in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1992 and 1993.
Her career began when she joined the Army at age 17 as a way to pay for her college education to become a journalist. She is working on a rewrite of her first novel, as well as a non-fiction book about the Civil War. She also spent time at USA TODAY covering the Affordable Care Act, as well as veterans’ issues such as Gulf War Illness and the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She is an award-winning journalist, Kennedy embedded in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as Military Reporters & Editors’ first female president. She is the only American woman to have both served in combat in the U.S. military and covered U.S. combat as a civilian.
In 2010, she received an Honorary Mention John B. Oakes award for her reporting on burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Disabled American Veterans’ Bugle Award for the burn pit stories and her book, They Fought for Each Other. In 2008, she was named a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award for a series about a unit she embedded within Iraq.
She is also a 2008 Ochberg Fellow, sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; and a 2008 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Foundation Fellow. She served twice as president of Military Reporters & Editors. In her spare time, she dances ballet and completely loses her military bearing.
Kelly Kennedy Net Worth
Kelly estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about her net worth or salary but she is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
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