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Kathleen Howley

Loeb-winning Journalist


Award-winning investigative reporter, nationally recognized for stories on the financial crisis. Former Bloomberg columnist and housing reporter. Currently a Forbes senior contributor. Experienced in print and digital media, as well as radio and TV/video. Recipient of the Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, as well as first-place awards from the New York Press Club and the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

Work experience


Senior Contributor


Covering the top tier of the real estate market including Manhattan, the Hamptons, Miami, and anywhere else news is happening.


Senior Reporter, Columnist

Bloomberg News

Wrote news stories and columns on financial, economic and real estate topics, including government regulation and corporate performance, spurring demand for Bloomberg products as the company surpassed rivals to become the world's largest financial data company. Provided breaking news coverage and analysis of the Boston Marathon bombing. Responsible for some of Bloomberg's most widely distributed stories, in print and on radio for an international audience. Selected to launch Bloomberg's first mortgage column.


News Reporter

Bloomberg News

Wrote and edited U.S. and European housing stories that set company records for readership. Helped to build Bloomberg's real estate team and shaped coverage for newswire and website. Wrote the earliest story warning of looming subprime collapse ("Housing Threatened by Defaults in Subprime Mortgage Market," Feb. 1, 2007), and authored stories predicting economic crisis at a time when the Federal Reserve and all major U.S. economists were forecasting a "soft landing." Covered Manhattan real estate, including sales indicators and celebrity purchases, for over a decade. Won the 2008 Loeb Award for coverage of the financial crisis, the highest honor in business journalism.


Freelance Journalist

Boston Globe, Washington Post, New York Times

Covered a broad range of stories including real estate, techology, business, arts and politics -- with a few murder trials thrown in.


Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism

New York Press Club Journalism Award

National Association of Real Estate Editors Awards


Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

National Association of Real Estate Editors 

Journalism & Women Symposium

Online News Association

Authors Guild



University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Majors: Journalism and English