Mary Louise Kelly Opens Up About Her Husband and Family Life In A Recent Interview
Mary Louise Kelly husband Nick Boyle is an attorney based in Washington D.C. Boyle is a partner at the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP.
Kelly is a TV broadcaster famously known as the host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers welcomed Mary to the program in January 2018.
The news anchor was born on March 27, 1971, in Augsburg, West Germany. However, she grew up in Atalanta, Georgia. She completed her graduation from Harvard University in 1993 with majors in government studies, French language, and literature.
The 52-year-old launched her career as a reporter in 1993. She was hired by The Atalanta Journal-Constitution where she worked for a year. She left the job to pursue a Master's degree and headed to the UK.
In 1995, she completed her Master's Degree in European studies from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Post-graduation, she interned at the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in Scotland and London.
The journalist returned to the States in 2001 and joined NPR. In 2004, she launched NPR's intelligence beat and started reporting on spy agencies such as the CIA, NSA, and Defense Intelligence Agency. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter for CNN and BBC in London.
Nick Is An Accomplished Lawyer
Mary Louise Kelly husband Nick Boyle is an American litigator with a practice focused on complex civil cases. Nick has been practicing law since 1996.
The lawyer became associated with the American multinational law firm based in Washington, District of Columbia in April 2020. He has been working full-time at Latham & Watkins for over three years now.
Nicholas' Linkedin profile states that he worked at Williams & Connolly LLP for over 19 years before joining Latham & Watkins. He joined the firm in February 2001 as an Associate.
After serving as an Associate for 4 years and 11 months, he became a partner at the law firm. His practice was mainly focused on complex civil cases having an international component.
He has worked on many cases ranging from copyright, unfair competition, and trade secrets cases, including a series of cases involving infringement of commercial real estate content.
The litigator launched his career as a law practitioner in August 1996 after joining Debevoise & Plimpton. He was hired as an Associate by the New York-based law firm. There he worked for four years and seven months.
The accomplished attorney was featured in the podcast How I Lawyer with Jonah Perlin. The podcast was released on January 9, 2021, on Apple Podcasts.
Boyle has a double Masters's degree in Law. He obtained his first Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 1995 from the University of Cambridge. Likewise, he earned his second LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1996.
Mary and Nick Lived Together For 25 Years
Mary Louise Kelly married Nick Boyle in the late 90s. The couple remained together for over two decades.
The couple had a great time together and made many sweet memories down the lane. They went skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort together in March 2016. In December, the pair went for a date night at Georgetown.
Boyle had been with Kelly through the highs and lows in her life. As the TV personality entered her forties, she developed significant hearing loss. Sharing her experience, Mary said that for many years she felt like everyone just mumble all the time.
Mary Has Now Split With Nick
Mary Louise Kelly divorce from her partner Nick was revealed in April 2023. Kelly confirmed the news in an interview for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
The journalist admitted that her married life came to a close after 25 years during an interview with Ian Pickus. Mary revealed that her husband decided he wanted to separate.
For the sake of family and privacy, Mary didn't go into the details. However, she expressed how extremely proud she felt for those twenty-five years. She also added that Boyle had been a great father before wishing him good luck for the next chapter in his life.
The Couple Raised Two Sons Together
Mary Louise Kelly children James Boyle and Alexander Boyle are in their teenage years. The 20-year-old James is the eldest of the two siblings.
The Boyle brothers are born two years apart from each other. Alexander, now 18 years, is the little brother of James.
The NPR anchor recently published a book titled It Goes So Fast. In the memoir, she has recollected about the sacrifices she has made as a wife and mother to pursue her career.
The author has revealed several instances where she faced a hard time maintaining a balance between motherhood and professional life. When her oldest son was nearing 18 and preparing to graduate high school, she resented all the soccer games, science fairs, and field trips that she missed over the years.
There is another incident from long ago when her younger child was 4 years. Kelly was on a Black Hawk helicopter ready to go for reporting when she got a call from her son's school nurse. The nurse asked Kelly to come to see her child as he was very ill but it was not possible at the time.
Furthermore, Kelly has shared how she put her work to stall to spend time with her teenage sons before they start to live independent lives.
In an interview with WAMC radio, she expressed that she always thought of motherhood as a natural occurrence and there was no big moment of reckoning.
She further added that through the book she wanted to reckon the idea of keeping the balance between being a good professional and a good mother.
Mary Grew Up In Georgia
Mary Louise Kelly family includes her parents Carol White and James Alastra Kelly other than her marital life. Kelly grew up with a baby brother in Georgia.
When James was still attending Harvard University, he was drafted out of law school into the US Army. He served as a captain in the force for four years from 1968 to 1972.
He moved to Augsburg in Germany with his partner Carol. While in Augsburg, Carol conceived her first child, Mary, in an Army field hospital.
We lost my dad this week. Went for a long cry/run this morning and when I came back and kicked my shoes off, there were his. Oh, Dad. You left such big shoes to fill. We will love & miss you always. pic.twitter.com/HYEC8uwxDE— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) February 18, 2021
Sadly, the retired army officer passed away in 2021 after battling cancer for 17 years. Mary wrote a heartfelt memoir in remembrance of her late father in July 2021.
She recalled the hectic but fun-filled experience of the Fourth of July in Atalanta. The author mentioned about the Peachtree Road Race and how her dad loved it.
Kelly added that it wasn't just the Peachtree, she along with her little brother was force-marched to more Turkey Trots and Jingle Bell Jogs over the years. She also remembered how her dad cheered for her during the 2000 New York City Marathon.