Who is Katty Kay?
Katherine “Katty” Kay was born on 14 November 1964, in Wallingford, Berkshire, England, and is a journalist, best known for presenting BBC shows such as “BBC World News America” and “Beyond 100 Days”. She’s also been a regular on NBC’s “Morning Joe”.
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The Wealth of Katty Kay
How rich is Katty Kay? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism. She’s also written two books including “Womenomics” and “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know”, co-written with other journalists. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Katty actually grew up in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, which was then a part of Berkshire, but as her father was a British diplomat, she also spent time in various countries in the Middle East. Later on she enrolled in Oxford and studied modern languages, learning how to speak Italian as well as French fluently. After completing her studies, she worked in the Bank of England, but soon realized that she wasn’t very interested in a career in economics, and moved to Zimbabwe to work for an aid agency. She was later convinced by friend and fellow journalist Matt Frei that she should try her hand at a journalism career, leading her to join the BBC network in 1990 as their Zimbabwe correspondent, a part of the African section of the BBC World Service. After serving in that capacity for around a year, she returned to London to work with BBC World Service Radio.
BBC Career and PopularityIn 1992, Kay was posted in the BBC News television station in Tokyo, before moving to the US to work in Washington, D.C. Serving there for a few years, she then joined the news bureau “The Times” in 1996, working for them for five years before returning to the BBC in 2002, as a part-freelance journalist based in the US. Two years later, she moved to an anchor post, becoming one of the presenters of the BBC World news bulletins in London, alongside Mike Embley.
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) October 30, 2018
Her broadcasts were shown throughout the US on 230 public broadcast stations, as well as on BBC America. In 2007, she became a correspondent of the one hour Washington-based news broadcast entitled “BBC World News America”, which focused on current affairs, and later moved to become the main anchor of the show, replacing Matt Frei. The show has maintained a one hour format for its entire run, and is simulcast on other BBC television channels, and can also be seen on BBC World News, BBC America, and BBC News.
Aside from her main responsibilities with the BBC, Katty frequently appears as a guest panelist on other television shows; she has been seen as a guest on “The Chris Matthews Show”, “Meet the Press” and “Morning Joe” all of which are broadcast on NBC. She has also been seen in the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher”, and the CNN show “Larry King Live”. On NPR, she has substituted for Diane Rehm in “The Diane Rehm Show” several times. She was previously a blogger for the website “True/Slant” which is funded by Forbes, but stopped blogging on the website in 2009 and the following year it ceased operations.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Katty is married to senior vice president of Control Risks Group Tom Carver, who was also a former BBC reporter, and they have four children together. Tom has written for numerous high profile newspapers such as “The Independent”, “The Sunday Times”, and “The Guardian”. He is the son of Richard Carver and the grandson of Olympic oarsman Oswald Carver who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. For his work on the BBC, he was mainly a Washington correspondent, covering various news items throughout his career. He was also one of the few journalists to have travelled with Vice-President Dick Cheney through the Middle East in the prelude to the Iraq War.
Similar to numerous journalists, Katty remains highly active online through accounts on major social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. She mainly does promotions of her written work, particularly her latest book called “The Confidence Code”, but also uses the platform to retweet opinions by other journalists she identifies with, and keeps followers updated on the latest news. She mentioned in an interview, that she owned a macaque when she was growing up in Morocco.