Kevin Helliker

Kevin Helliker is a native of Kansas City, KS, Mr. Helliker earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Kansas. He is the Chicago bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Helliker began his journalism career in 1982 as a reporter in the Houston bureau of the Journal.


The following year he joined the Kansas City Times as a reporter, and in 1985, he became assistant editor at Corporate Report Kansas City magazine. In 1986, he moved to Arizona Trend magazine as a writer and later became managing editor. He left the magazine in 1989 to pursue a year long writing fellowship at Duke University.

In August 1990, Mr. Helliker rejoined the Journal as a reporter in Dallas. He moved to New York in November 1992 as a special writer on the paper's page-one desk, and in June 1993, he transferred to the Journal's London bureau. He was named Dallas bureau chief in May 1994 and Chicago bureau chief in May 1996.

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