Kit R. Roane is a versatile New York-based business and feature writer with an in-depth understanding of complex financial markets. He also has years of experience covering crime and law enforcement for publications such as The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report.

Currently he is a contributor to
Absolute Return and Fortune, among other publications, writing on a variety of topics — from profiling news-making hedge fund managers and analyzing investing strategies to dissecting questionable financial pitches and revealing corporate foibles.

Until mid-2007, he was a Senior Writer for
U.S. News & World Report, where he covered the private equity and hedge fund industry. Roane also worked as a feature writer and investigative reporter for the magazine and provided on-the-ground accounts of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Before joining
U.S. News, Roane was a staff reporter with The New York Times working on national and New York assignments, including the troubled reign of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the police shooting of Amadou Diallo.

Prior to arriving in New York, Roane spent time overseas as a journalist, and his work appeared frequently under contract in national news outlets including
The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. He spent a year covering the war in Bosnia between 1995 and 1996, and soon thereafter traveled with the rebels in Chiapas, Mexico. He also wrote features and reported on a variety of national stories, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the O.J. Simpson trial.

In the early 1990s, while on staff with
The Los Angeles Reader, he worked as a street reporter during the Los Angeles riots, wrote about the plight of the homeless and investigated the cover-up of environmental damage at Unocal facilities in the state.