Patrick Kelley is a defense reporter at CQ Roll Call, where he covers defense-related issues in Congress. Prior to joining CQ, Patrick graduated from The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with an M.A. in international relations and economics. He spent his first year of graduate school at SAIS's Bologna, Italy campus, where he served as the Italy bureau chief for the SAIS Observer, before heading to Houston, Texas where he covered commodities markets for Argus Media during a summer internship.
Originally from central Illinois, Patrick graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, where he covered sports for the Daily Illini.
Patrick's writing includes analysis, features and news stories and has appeared in Politico's Brussels Playbook, The Indianapolis Star, RealClearWorld.com and RealClearSports.com.