Kate Bohner

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Kate Bohner
Born (1967-04-14) April 14, 1967 (age 53)
Alma materColumbia Journalism School
University of Pennsylvania

Kate Bohner (born April 14, 1967, in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American investment banker, journalist, author, and an active C-Suite executive holding a multitude of senior positions within global financial services firms. She specializes in Crisis Management and "Tech" Marketing.[1][2] She was a correspondent for CNBC and associate editor for Forbes magazine. Bohner currently serves as chief communications, research & marketing officer and managing director for DMS Governance.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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.


At Forbes, Bohner was promoted to writer after 13 months. 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”,[3] 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.[2] She co-authored Donald Trump's 1997 book Trump: The Art of the Comeback. The book hit both the New York Times (#3), the Wall Street Journal (#1) and Businessweek (#2) Bestseller's Lists.[4] That same year she became a correspondent for CNBC, launching “Business Center”, with Maria Bartiromo and Tyler Mathisen. 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.[5]

In 2000, she was recruited as 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.[5][6] Bohner co-founded medical technology start-up Living Independently, Inc./QuietCare Systems (Care Innovations) in 2001, where she served as chief marketing officer and chief operating officer. In 2006, the company was sold to GE Healthcare and Intel.

Bohner launched “Kate’s Take” on her own YouTube channel KBTVonline in 2006. KBTVonline 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 in 2010, she co-founded and became national director of Flybarre, a fitness program part of Flywheel Sports.[7] In 2012, Bohner became chief marketing officer and director of communications at the World Trade Financial Group.[8]

In 2013, Bohner joined DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd., the world's largest fund governance firm, where she currently serves as chief communications, research & marketing officer and managing director[9]

In July 2015, Bohner appeared on CNN to discuss her experience of working with presidential candidate Donald Trump.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Bohner was reported to be in a relationship with Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt from 2006 to 2010.[11] She was previously married to author Michael Lewis, known for his bestselling books Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, The Blind Side, and Moneyball.[12][13][14]


Bohner 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 PFP President's Award for Special Achievement.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd". dmsoffshore.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Kate Bohner Official Site". katebohner.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Forbes, the Informer" (PDF). katebohner.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Business Week Best-seller List". businessweek.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Linkedin Profile". Linkedin.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2014-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Bloomberg Executive Profile". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2014-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Candidate Trump vs. billionaire Trump". CNN.com. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: How Google's Eric Schmidt Lost His Mistress, His Partner and Steve Jobs". Gawker.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  12. ^ Peck, Emily (2017-04-13). "That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  13. ^ Hojnicki, Carrie. "The Amazing Life Of Wall Street's Favorite Writer, Michael Lewis". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  14. ^ Foley, Stephen (November 19, 2011). "Michael Lewis: Pitch perfect". London: The Independent. Retrieved July 15, 2015.