Katty Kay - Updated Apr 2024

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Wallingford, England
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Wallingford, England

Katty Kay


Katty Kay is a British journalist, author, and broadcaster. Katty Kay presents BBC World News America and, hosts Beyond 100 Days on BBC Four News and BBC World News. Kay appears weekly on NBC News in Morning Joe.

Early Life and Childhood

Katty Kay was born on 14 November 1964 in Wallingford and grew up in Blewbury, England. She spent time in various Middle East countries where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She is currently 59 years old and her Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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Caption: Katty Kay with her family on 23 November 2017. Source: Twitter


She studied modern languages at St Hida’s College, Oxford. She also speaks fluent French and Italian language. Likewise, She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988.

Katty Kay – Net Worth 2024

Katty’s accumulated net worth is $500 thousand. The media provided to news anchors ranges from $14,000-$83,300 and sports anchors range from $18,000-$275,000.

She works for BBC, as the average salary provided to television presenters on BBC range between $24,000-$70,000.

Professional Life

After graduation, Katty Kay shortly worked for the Bank of England. She left to work for an aid agency in Zimbabwe. After a short time, one of her friends persuaded her to become a journalist.

Afterward, she joined the BBC in 1990 as a Zimbabwe correspondent for the African section of the BBC World Service. Then, she came back to London to work for BBC World Service radio.

Soon afterward, she joined The Times news bureau but returned to the BBC as a freelance journalist in 2002, based in the United States.

From June 2004, she co-presented the BBC World News Bulletins with Mike Embley in London, which was shown on 230 public broadcast television stations throughout the US and on BBC America.

In October 2007, she was 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.

She currently anchors the show. Kay also makes frequent appearances as a guest panelist on The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Joe and Meet the Press on NBC, and Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

Career after 2009

Similarly, she also appeared on Larry King Live on CNN in the past. She seldom substituted for Diane Rehm on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Until 2009, she blogged at the website; True/Slant. Besides, she also wrote two books.

On 2 June 2009, Harper Collins published Womenomics, a book written by her. On 15 April 2014, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance-What Women Should Know was published, written by her and Shipman.

Additionally, she is a board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation. In 2018, she made a brief appearance in the National Geographic documentary science-fiction series Mars.

In April 2018, Katty and Claire released The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self.

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Caption: Katty Kay Keynote Speakers Bureau & Speaking Fee. Source: BighSpeak

Personal Life

Reflecting on Kay’s relationship status, she is a married woman. She married an ex-BBC reporter and current Head of Global Communications, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Tom Carver since 1979.

Moreover, her husband is a famous writer and was previously a reporter at BBC. He is now the Senior Vice-President of the Control Risks Group, a consulting company.

They are blessed with four children: daughters; Maya, Jude, and Poppy Carver, and a son; Felix Carver.


Katty was once supposed to undergo a plastic surgery session to enhance her beauty and charm. Furthermore, her photos went viral over the Internet and some people claimed that she used Botox or Dysport around her eyes and eyebrows.

In addition, she used a hyaluronic acid filler injection in her nasolabial folds and mouth areas.

She hit every news article heading with her controversy, but to date, she has not opened her mouth regarding the issue. She has chosen to keep her personal life and other details under the radar and is doing well to keep those data away from the limelight.

Katty Kay – Social Media

Katty Kay is a very active user of different social media sites. She is available on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. She has more than 118K followers on Twitter, 487 followers on Instagram, and 167 subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Body Measurements

Katty is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 64kg. She has a pair of light grey eyes and blonde hair color. Additionally, her body measurement is 35-25-34. At present days, She has maintained her health and physique very well.

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Caption: Katty Kay at her workplace. Source: Heightline