Kevin Pritchett grew up in southern Virginia where he and his sister were mostly raised by his mother.
Kevin Pritchett was the only member of his family who went to college and although he felt peer pressure from other blacks against success, Kevin could graduat from Dartmouth College.   In 1990 he was the editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Review which was founded in 1980 by Gregory Fossedal, Gordon Haff, Benjamin Hart, and Keeney Jones. In the fall of 1990 he found a quote from Hitler's Mein Kampf in an issue of the Dartmouth Review and could destroy some of the already printed papers and an apology was printed. A saboteur was blamed for slipping this qoute in the paper.
Later he became an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Around 1998 Pritchett was vice president of the think tank Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI) at which time Gregory Fossedal was the Chairman of AdTI. At AdTI he was a regular contributor to AdTI’s education reform series. 
In that same year he was a member of the advisory committee of the national African-American leadership network Project 21. 
Pritchett also served as a top aide to the then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.