Katty Kay Biography
Katty(Katherine) Kay is a British Broadcaster/Author/Presenter/Anchor working with the BBC World News America and as a co-host of the podcast When Katty Met Carlos. There, she cohosts alongside OZY Media CEO, Carlos Watson.
Katty Kay Date of Birth / Birthday
Kay was born on the 14th of November 1964 in Wallingford, Berkshire, England. She is 57 years old as of 2021.
Katty Kay Measurements/Height
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Katty Kay Partner/ Husband
She is married to her husband, Tom Carver, whom she has been in a marriage with since 1989. Tom happens to be an ex-BBC reporter and the current Head of Global Communications at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Katty Kay Kids/Children
Kay is a proud mother to her four children three daughters Jude Carver, Maya Carver, Poppy Carver, and their son Felix Carver. Together with her husband, the family resides in Washington, D.C. She manages to keep more information regarding her children away from the limelight. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Katty Kay Relatives/ Family
Kay was born in Wallingford and raised in Blewbury(then known as Berkshire, and now Oxfordshire) to her loving and caring parents. Additionally, she had spent time in various Middle Eastern countries where her father was posted as a British diplomat. Her mother, on the other hand, was a journalist, where she procured the genes and intended to pursue a career in journalism as a child. Unfortunately, her dad passed away in January year 2021 and was Swiss. She obtained her Swiss citizenship in the same year.
Katty Kay Schooling/Education
She is a proud graduate of St Hilda’s College in Oxford where she studied modern languages and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the year 1988. Kay is fluent in Italian and French.
Katty Kay Profession
Kay works with the BBC World News America as an anchor/presenter. Additionally, she also hosted Beyond 100 Days on BBC Four, BBC World News, and BBC News. This is in addition to anchoring the coverage of two Presidential elections. Additionally, she appears weekly on NBC News in Morning Joe.
She resigned from, the Ozy Media group in September 2021 after a New York Times report raised questions about its business practices. She is a proud board member at the International Women’s Media Foundation. After her graduation from St Hilda’s College in Oxford, she briefly worked for the Bank of England. However, after deciding that a career in economics was not hers, she left in order to work for an aid agency in Zimbabwe.
After a short time, a friend of hers, Matt Frei, came to her with a tape recorder and persuaded her to become a journalist. She then kick-started her journalism career with the BBC in the year 1990 as a Zimbabwe correspondent for the African section of BBC World Service.
Later on, she returned to London in order to work for the BBC World Service radio. This was before being posted to Tokyo for BBC news television in the year 1992 and then Washington, D.C. in the year 1996. Later on, she joined The Times news bureau but later returned to the BBC working as a freelance journalist in the year 2002, based in the United States.
From the month of June year 2004, she co-presented the BBC World News bulletins with Mike Embley in London, shown on 230 public broadcast-television stations throughout the US and on BBC America. October of year 2007 saw her become a correspondent to presenter Matt Fei of BBC World’s one-hour Washington-based news broadcast. The broadcast was titled BBC World News America. It airs on BBC America, BBC WOrld news, and BBC News. Additionally, she also anchored the show until June of the year 2021.
Katty makes appearances as a guest panellist on Morning Joe and Mett the Press on NBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. In the past, she also appeared on Larry King Live on CNN and The Chris Mattews Show. Additionally, she also substituted for Diane Rehm on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Till the year 2009, she blogged at the website, True/Slant.
June year 2015 saw her comment on the launch of Donald Trump’s bid to become president. She predicted that his candidacy declaration would be the high point of his campaign. In the year 2018, she made a brief appearance in the National Geographic documentary science-fiction series Mars.
She anchored the coverage of US Presidential Election nights across all BBC platforms in the year 2016 and 2020. On both occasions, she was presenting with Andrew Neil. Later on, in the year 2021, she anchored the BBC’s coverage of the Presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. The 24th of June year 2021 saw her announce that the right’s broadcast was her last for the BBC.
Katty Kay Income
Kay receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Katty Kay Net Worth
Through Kay’s career as a Broadcaster/Author/Presenter/Anchor, he/she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
In addition to her journalism career, she is an author having written two books. On the 2nd of June 2009, Harper Collins published Womenomics. This is a book written by Kay and ABC News’ Good Morning America senior national correspondent, Claire Shipman. The book explores the redefinition of success for working women based on recent trends of the value of women to the business world. On the 15th of April 2014, she published her second book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance. The book, titled, What Women Should Know was published, written by Shipman, and Kay.
Katty Kay illness
She has not mentioned any kind of illness that she is suffering from at the moment. However, she is a patient who was suffering from bronchitis, which bothered her in the past. The disease has, however, not been noted since 2021.
Where is Katty Kay BBC news?/Has KattyKay left BBC news?
The former BBC News Anchor, Katy Kay, has returned to NNC News as a US Special Correspondent for the BBC Studios. She works across documentaries, news, and podcasts. Kay had left the BBC in June in order to join the Ozy Media start-up but later left the team in September after concerns were raised around the company practices.
Katty Kay Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Kay is active on her social media accounts. She has about 4,000 followers on her Facebook Page and about 152,155 followers on her Twitter account.