Katty Kay Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, Illness and BBC Career

Katty Kay Biography

Katty Kay is a journalist, author, and broadcaster from the United Kingdom. She presented BBC World News America and co-hosted Beyond 100 Days on BBC Four, BBC News, and BBC World News with Christian Fraser. She has hosted two presidential elections for the BBC. She also appears on NBC News’ Morning Joe once a week.


How old is Katty Kay? – Age

She is 56 years 14 November 2020. She was born Katherine “Katty” B. Kay in 1964 in Wallingford, United Kingdom.

Katty Kay Family – Education

Kay lived in a number of Middle Eastern countries while her father served as a British diplomat. Her father was Swiss, and he died in January 2021. She studied modern languages at Oxford’s St Hilda’s College and speaks French and Italian fluently. In 1988, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Katty Kay Husband

Tom Carver, an ex-BBC reporter and current Head of Global Communications at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has been Kay’s husband since 1989. They live in Washington, D.C., with their four children. She became a Swiss citizen in 2021.

Katty Kay Net Worth

Kay has an estimated net worth of US$1.3 million.

What is Katty Kays Salary?

Her monthly salary is estimated to be $280,000.

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Katty Kay Illness

In early 2017, Kay was diagnosed with bronchitis, and she wrote an article about how she felt guilty about being sick. Speaking about her illness, she said that getting out of bed to refill her water glass requires more physical effort than she usually puts in over the course of a week. Her bed has vanished beneath a heap of filthy used tissues. She is repulsive in appearance, feeling, and sound. She despises herself, her doctor has diagnosed her with bronchitis, flu, and bronchitis, or flu and infection. In comparison to how she feels, that sounds mild. And she will admit that she was hoping for a more dramatic diagnosis if only to absolve herself of her guilt. This week, she should be at work. Tillerson is being cross-examined. Obama is in tears.

Katty Kay Career

Kay worked for the Bank of England for a short time after graduation. She left to work for an aid agency in Zimbabwe after deciding that a career in economics was not for her. A friend, Matt Frei, came to her with a tape recorder and persuaded her to become a journalist a short time later. Kay began her career at the BBC in 1990 as a Zimbabwe correspondent for the BBC World Service’s African section. She returned to London to work for the BBC World Service radio station before being assigned to BBC News television in Tokyo in 1992 and then Washington, D.C. in 1996. She joined The Times news bureau shortly after, but in 2002, she returned to the BBC as a freelance journalist based in the United States.

From June 2004, Kay co-hosted the BBC World news bulletins in London with Mike Embley, which were broadcast on 230 public television stations across the United States and on BBC America. In October 2007, she joined BBC World’s one-hour Washington-based news broadcast, BBC World News America, as a correspondent for presenter Matt Frei. BBC News, BBC America, and BBC World News all broadcast it. She is currently the host of the show.

Kay also appears as a guest panelist on NBC’s Morning Joe and Meet the Press, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and has previously appeared on The Chris Matthews Show and CNN’s Larry King Live. On NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, she occasionally filled in for Diane Rehm. Kay used to blog at the True/Slant website until 2009. Kay commented on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in June 2015, predicting that his candidacy announcement would be the campaign’s high point. Kay made a cameo appearance in the National Geographic science-fiction documentary series Mars in 2018.

In 2016 and 2020, Kay hosted coverage of the US Presidential Election nights across all BBC platforms, presenting with Andrew Neil on both occasions. Kay hosted the BBC’s coverage of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration in 2021. Kay announced on June 24, 2021, that the night’s broadcast would be her last for the BBC.