When you think of a quick, smart, and confident journalist, then think of Katty Kay. She is a top-notch English journalist and the anchor of BBC World News America. She started her journalism career in 1990 as a BBC correspondent for World Service radio in Zimbabwe.
The amazing journalist covered the race between former President Obama and Hillary Clinton as well as Obama and McCain. Her brilliant and excellent performances brought her into the limelight, and she is a viable asset as far as American journalism is concerned.
Katty Kay – Brief Bio
Katherine Kay was born in Wallingford, Berkshire, England on November 14, 1964, and was raised in Blewbury by a British diplomat father while her mother is a journalist. She spent most of her childhood days travelling through the Middle East countries where her father was posted to as a diplomat. Katty graduated from Oxford University where she studied modern languages and is fluent in French and Italian languages.
After her graduation, Katty Kay briefly worked as a banker at the Bank of England before she moved to Zimbabwe where she worked for an aid agency. While at the agency, she met a friend named Matt Frei who encouraged her to pursue a career in journalism. Later on, in 1990, she started working as a BBC correspondent for World Service radio in Zimbabwe and two years later, she returned to London before she was posted to Tokyo for BBC television. In 1996, she was re-posted to Washington D.C. and in 2002, she became a freelance journalist for BBC. As a freelancer, Katty also worked as a reporter for Times Bureau.
However, Kay co-hosted the BBC World Bulletins alongside Mike Embley from June 2004, the show aired on more than 230 broadcast stations in the United States including BBC America. In 2007, the brilliant journalist became Matt Frei’s correspondent for the show titled BBC World News America.
She is the current host of BBC World News America as well as a regular panellist on other shows including Meet the Press on NBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and The Chris Matthews Show titled Morning Joe. Additionally, Katty has appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live and also stands in for Diane Rehm on the NPR show titled The Diane Rehm Show.
Asides from journalism, Katty is also a prolific writer and has authored some interesting books for women empowerment with Claire Shipman. Their books include The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance and Womenomics that was released in 2009.
Katty Kay’s Net Worth
The gorgeous journalist has been outstanding since the inception of her journalism career. She has amassed huge wealth for herself. However, her net worth is still under review and therefore, cannot be ascertained at the moment.
However, BBC presenter’s salaries range between $24,000 – $70,000 and the top-notch journalist would be receiving quite a substantial sum as well as bonuses. Asides journalism, she also earns from her books and other endeavors.
Family – Husband and Children
The amazing television anchor is married and a proud mother of four children three daughters named – Jade Carver, Maya Carver, Poppy Carver, and a son Felix Carver. She is the wife of Tom Carver, the former BBC reporter as well as a writer who is presently the vice president of the Control Risks Group.
Kay and her husband have always kept details about their relationships and personal lives away from the media including that of their children. They like striking a balance between their professional and private lives. The couple has been married since 1989 even though they didn’t publicize their wedding. They have been together for more than twenty-nine years.
Furthermore, the wonderful couple has been enjoying a blissful married life and there is no sign of divorce anytime soon.
Plastic Surgery Rumors
Back in 2012, it was alleged that Katty had undergone a plastic surgery session to enhance her youthful look. Her pictures were seen all over the internet, some claimed that the amazing anchor might have used Botox or Dysport around her eyes and eyebrow as well as hyaluronic acid-filler injections in her nasolabial folds and mouth areas. Despite the level of controversy, Katty has never issued a statement regarding that even until now.
Apparently, Katty Kay has chosen to keep her personal profile under the curtains and I guess she is doing well with that. She has remained silent despite the speculations from her fans.