Kimberly Atkins is a Washington-based, senior correspondent for WBUR-FM, Boston's NPR news station. She covers the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, politics, and the federal government. Atkins had been Boston Herald Washington bureau chief since 2014. She will continue her role as a contributor to MSNBC, providing on-air news analysis.
Atkins has had a distinguished career as a journalist, having been a host of C-Span’s Washington Journal from 2015-2018, the Washington bureau chief for Lawyers Weekly, the Daily Record and their sister newspapers from 2013-2014. Before that, she was a staff writer for Lawyers USA, a political reporter at the Boston Herald, an education reporter for the Journal News in suburban New York, and a reporter for the Boston Globe from 2001-2003. A licensed attorney, she was a litigation and appellate lawyer in Massachusetts from 1998-2000. In 2011, Atkinslaunched her own independent womenswear fashion design firm.
Atkins holds a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Wayne State University. She also holds two degrees from Boston University, a Juris Doctor from the School of Law and a master's degree in Mass Communication from the College of Communication.