Katty Kay Net Worth & Biography

admin January 5, 2022
Updated 2022/01/05 at 8:42 AM
Katty Kay Biography

Katty Kay Net Worth & Biography

Popular Name:Katty Kay
Real Name:Katherine B. Kay
Birth Date:14 November 1964
Birth Place:
Wallingford, UK
Nationality/Citizenship:American, Swiss
Height:170 cm
Weight:60 kg
Marital Status:Married
Tom Carver (m. 1989)
Profession:Journalist, Television Personality
Years active:N/A
Net Worth:$1.3 Million
Last Updated:2021


Katty Kay is a renowned British journalist, broadcaster, and author. She has hosted programs like Beyond 100 Days on BBC Four, BBC World News, and BBC News, and has presented BBC World News America. In addition, she has anchored BBC reportage of two past Presidential elections. She also makes weekly appearances on NBC News in Morning Joe.

As an author, Katty has written two books. She is also the co-anchor of the podcast “When Katty Met Carlos” with OZY Media chief executive officer Carlos Watson. Not to forget, she is also a member of the board at the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Early Life: Childhood, Education

She was born Katherine B. Kay on 14 November 1964 in Wallingford, and was brought up in Blewbury, in the UK. Because her father was posted to work as a British diplomat in several countries, Katty spent time in various Middle Eastern countries when she was growing up. She attended St Hilda’s College in Oxford where she studied modern languages. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988 and speaks fluent Italian and French.

Professional Life: Broadcast Journalism Career

After graduation, Katty Kay spent a brief period as an employee at the Bank of England. When she decided that she wasn’t destined for a career in economics, Katty left England for Zimbabwe to work for an aid agency. A short time later, a close friend, Matt Frei, approached her with a tape recorder and convinced her to try her hands at something in the field of journalism. Ms. Kay took the encouragement and joined the BBC in the year 1990 as Zimbabwe correspondent for BBC World Service’s African section.

Katty Kay Biography
Former BBC Correspondent, Katty Kay

She spent a while working in Africa before moving back to Europe, precisely to London where she worked for BBC World Service radio, before being transferred to Tokyo for BBC News television in the year 1992 and then Washington, D.C., in the year 1996. Soon afterward, she switched alliance to The Times news bureau, but made a return to the BBC as a United States-based freelance journalist in 2002.

Starting in June 2004, Katty Kay co-hosted the BBC World news bulletins along with Mike Embley in London, England, shown on 230 public broadcast-television channels throughout the United States and on BBC America. In October 2007, she became a correspondent to anchor Matt Frei of BBC World’s sixty-minutes Washington-based news telecast, BBC World News America which airs on BBC World News, BBC News, and BBC America. She is an anchor of the show at the present time.

Katty also makes frequent appearances as a visiting panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Meet the Press and Morning Joe on NBC, and in the past also featured on Larry King Live on CNN and The Chris Matthews Show. She is occasionally substituted for presenter Diane Rehm on The Diane Rehm Show airing on NPR.

Until 2009, she blogged on the website, True/Slant.  She made a brief appearance, in 2018, in the National Geographic documentary series “Mars”. To also mention, Kay presented coverage of the United States Presidential Election nights across all platforms of BBC in 2016 and 2020, on both occasions presenting alongside Andrew Neil. In 2021 she anchored the BBC’s reportage of the Presidential inauguration of United States president Joe Biden. On 24 June 2021, she announced that the day’s broadcast was her last for the BBC. She has remained quiet about her career ever since and hasn’t revealed the next steps she’s willing to take.

Personal Life: Marriage, Children, Private Interests

Katty Kay has been married for more than three decades to Tom Carver. They have been joined in Holy Matrimony since 1989 and no issues have been big enough to cause threatening problems in their marriage. Her husband, Tom, is a former BBC reporter and the current Head of Global Communications at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also the Senior Vice-President of the American consulting firm known as Control Risks Division. Together, they have four children and reside quietly in their Washington D.C. home. Their four children are daughters; Poppy, Maya, Jude, Carver, and a son; Felix Carver.

In 2021, Kay became a Swiss citizen. Her father, who passed away in January 2021, was Swiss.

Katty Kay Net Worth
Katty Kay

Katty Kay Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources

Journalist Katty Kay’s net worth has accumulated to $1.3 million over the years. Information regarding her salary history and paycheck details isn’t known at this moment. However, we do know that her career in the field of journalism has greatly benefitted her financially. Despite starting out as a banker, she switched career options and made the decisive move into the journalism business where she eventually excelled beyond exception, working for several top organizations including BBC for which she reported and hosted programs in Africa, Europe, and America. She also earns from the sales of the two books she authored, and this serves as an additional income-generating stream for the 57-year-old television icon.

Katty’s story is a beautiful piece, and her successful journalism career despite all the odds life presented to her is surely an inspiration to the upcoming generation of journalists and reporters.

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