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After studying business and international studies at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1988, Bohner began her career in the mergers and acquisitions department at investment bank Lazard. After she left Lazard, she attended the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she received a Reader's Digest Literary Foundation Fellowship Award, graduating in 1992 with a Master of Science degree in journalism.
Upon graduating from the Columbia Journalism School she joined Forbes magazine as a fact checker. After 13 months she was promoted to writer. Her work appeared in the Small Business, Healthcare, Careers, investigative, and other sections of the magazine. She was then asked to reinvent the column “The Informer,” rising to Associate Editor. During her time at Forbes, she was an on-air contributor to CNN and to E! Entertainment Network. She has also written for publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and George Magazine.
That same year she became a correspondent for CNBC, launching “Business Center”, with Maria Bartiromo and Tyler Mathison. She went on to write and broadcast “Kate Bohner’s Power File” on CNBC’s Power Lunch. In 1998, Jack Reilly, the former executive producer at CNBC joined her and other NBC veterans in founding a startup, Internet news service, JAGfn, providing online content similar to that found on CNBC.
In 2000, she was the Managing Editor of Digital Financial Media for E*Trade's start-up financial-news effort, a six-day per week webcast from New York City—the show also aired on Sundays on WNEW 102.7 FM.
In 2001, Bohner joined medical technology start-up, Living Independently, Inc./QuietCare Systems (Care Innovations) where she served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, the company was sold to GE Healthcare and Intel.
In 2006, Bohner launched “Kate’s Take” on her own YouTube channel KBTVonline. This was a four-minute daily videoblog based and shot in South Florida. The show covered a wide range of information from top news stories to quirky pop culture, finance, politics, healthcare and style. On Christmas Day of 2007, KBTVonline's video hit #1 in 19 countries. Bohner left South Florida for Los Angeles in 2008 and—while she was there—she was honored for her work in raising awareness about VVF in Nigeria while following Physicians for Peace through video and internet content, receiving the 2008 President’s Award for Special Achievement.
In 2010, Bohner cofounded and became national director of Flybarre, a fitness program part of Flywheel Sports.
In 2012, Bohner became Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Communications at the World Trade Financial Group.
Bohner was briefly married to author Michael Lewis, known for his bestselling books Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, The Blind Side, and Moneyball. In November 2008, Bohner traveled to Thailand to live in a monastery and was ordained as a Buddhist nun.
Bohner lives in New York City and is single.
- Kate Bohner Productions web site
- KBTV online
- Fred Andrews, Review of Trump: The Art of the Comeback, by Donald J. Trump with Kate Bohner, New York Times, December 14, 1997
- http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/fashion/bachelorette-parties-move-to-the-barre-from-the-bar.html?_r=1&sq=flywheel sports&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=2&adxnnlx=1332770480-Imck1QQ5OSUQciezjChgPw
- Landon Thomas Jr. (April 15, 2001). "The Webcast Babe: E*Trade's E-Reporter Kate Bohner Is the Voice of the Post–New Economy". New York Observer.
- Graham, Caroline. The $8.2billion Google love rat: How boss, 58, of internet giant resisting online porn crackdown has a string of exotic lovers in his 'open marriage'... but DOESN'T want you to know about it, London Daily Mail, July 20, 2013.