Katty Kay Biography
Katty Kay is a skilled British journalist currently working at BBC as a presenter alongside Christian Fraser. In addition, she also hosts Beyond 100 Days on BBC Four, BBC News, and BBC World News and also appears weekly on NBC News in Morning Joe.
Katty Kay Age
How old is Kay? She is 58 years old as of 2023. Kay was born on 14 November 1964 in Wallingford, Berkshire, England. She celebrates her birthday on November 14th every year.
Katty Kay Education
She attended and graduated from Oxford University where she received a bachelor’s degree in French and Italian Literature.
Katty Kay Height|Weight
Kay stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Katty Kay Family
Kay was born in Wallingford and raised up in Blewbury. She spent her childhood in various Middle Eastern countries where her father was posted as a British diplomat. Her mother Shirley Kay was a journalist. During an interview, Kay talked about her mother being a hard worker,” My best teacher was my mother. She was a diplomat’s wife living in the Arab world in the ’70s and ’80s who always worked, even in really tough circumstances. She would drive off into the desert and live with the Bedouin for a week and write books and interview men who told her she was the first woman to set foot inside their office. However, her mother died on 22nd November 2020. Kay posted a photo with her parents on her Twitter page with the caption “, She was curious and generous to the end. In this difficult time, we were fortunate that she died at home, holding hands with her husband of 64 years. We took this photo a week ago in her garden in Cyprus. I was lucky to have her.”
Katty Kay Husband
Kay is happily married to Thomas Richard “Tom” Carver, who is the Head of Global Communications, at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a writer and former BBC foreign correspondent and graduated from the University of Bristol. He is the step-grandson of Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. His grandfather Oswald Carver was an Olympic oarsman who rowed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. He was killed during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1916 aged 28. His grandmother, Elizabeth Carver married Bernard Montgomery in 1927. Montgomery would go on to become Field Marshal Montgomery in World War II. Carver was 15 when Viscount Montgomery died, and formed part of the guard of honor at his funeral at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle as part of his school cadet force.
Katty Kay Children
Kay and her husband are blessed with four children namely, Poppy Carver, Jude Carver, Maya Carver, and Felix Carver.
Katty Kay Illness
In early 2017, Kay was diagnosed with bronchitis, She wrote an article talking about how she felt guilty about being sick. “Getting out of bed to refill my water glass takes more physical effort than I usually exert in a week. My bed has disappeared under a pile of disgusting used tissues. I look, feel, and sound revolting. I am revolting. My doctor says I have bronchitis, or flu and bronchitis, or flu and infection. That sounds mild compared to what I feel. And I confess I was hoping for a more spectacular diagnosis if only to relieve my guilt. I should be at work this week. Tillerson is being grilled. Obama is tearful. Strange sexual allegations are trending.” read part of the article.
Katty Kay Career
In 1990, Kay joined the BBC as a Zimbabwe correspondent for the African section of the BBC World Service. She then moved back to London to work for BBC World Service radio, prior to being posted to Tokyo for BBC News television in 1992 and then Washington, D.C., in 1996. Soon afterward, she joined The Times news bureau but returned to the BBC as a freelance journalist in 2002, based in the United States.
She co-presented from June 2004, the BBC World news bulletins with Mike Embley in London, shown on 230 public broadcast-television stations throughout the US and on BBC America. In October 2007, she became correspondent to presenter Matt Frei of BBC World’s one-hour Washington-based news broadcast, BBC World News America. It airs on BBC News, BBC America, and BBC World News.
Moreover, she has covered sex scandals in the Clinton administration, three Presidential elections as well as wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She was among journalists t be at the Pentagon just 20 minutes after a hijacked plane flew into the building on 11 September 2001 – one of her most vivid journalistic memories is of interviewing soldiers still visibly shaking from the attack.
Before joining BBC, Kay also makes frequent appearances as a guest panelist on The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Joe and Meet the Press on NBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and in the past also appeared on Larry King Live on CNN. She occasionally substituted for Diane Rehm on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR.
Katty Kay Books
Kay is also a writer and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics and The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know.
Katty Kay Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Katty Kay Social Media Platforms
Kay is very active on social media platforms and has over 152.9k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.