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SpouseTom Carver
FactMother of Felix, Maya, Jude and Poppy.


Where is Katty Kay (BBC) now? Wiki Bio

Katty Kay was born in Wallingford, Berkshire, England, on 14 November 1964, so under the zodiac sign of Scorpio and holding British nationality – she is a journalist and a writer who rose to prominence after she started to work for the BBC network.

Early life and education

Katty spent her early years moving around the country, as her father worked as a diplomat for the UK, which is why her family moved a lot, and why she spent some time living in the Middle East. It appears that Katty doesn’t have any siblings, as she hasn’t talked about them.

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Motivated by her father and the news that they would watch together on TV, Katty started dreaming about becoming a journalist, and reporting the news from all around the world. She dedicated her life to making this dream come true, and after she matriculated from a local high school in Blewbury, she enrolled at the St Hilda’s College, Oxford from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages in 1988.

Career as a journalist and other works

Although it was not what she wanted, Katty first began working for the Bank of England. After realizing this was not a job which suited her, she made a rather huge transition, and went to Zimbabwe to work for a non-governmental organization there.

Thanks to the persuasion of her friends who saw her passion and her skills, Katty applied for and won the job of a BBC correspondent in Zimbabwe in 1990, which marked the beginning of her career in journalism. She then moved back to London, and began working for BBC World Service radio – accepting her boss’s offer, she went to report from Tokyo in 1992, and four years later, moved to work in Washington D.C. She ventured into writing in 1997 when she became part of “The Times” British daily national newspaper, and stayed with them for a couple of years before becoming part of the US BBC team once again in 2002.

Katty Kay

In June 2004, she became the co-host of the “BBC World News” program in London, which is when she became recognized worldwide as the show could have been watched all around the world. Three years later, she became a correspondent for the “BBC World News America”, which further increased her popularity in the field of journalism – she has been holding this job for around 12 years now, while she is often invited as a guest onto numerous other shows, including but not limited to “Morning Joe”, “Real Time with Bill Maher”, and “The Chris Matthews Show”.

Katty has also appeared in the “Mars” science fiction series which aired on the National Geographic channel.

Love life and relationship

Katty is a very secretive person who prefers to keep her personal matters separated from her professional life, and therefore not a lot is known about her marriage. She married Tom Carver, a journalist such as herself, years ago -the exact date of their wedding hasn’t been shared with the public. The two met while they were both working for the BBC as reporters – Tom has since left the BBC and is currently working for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as the Head of Global Communications.

Even though both of them wanted to focus on their careers, they still decided to have children, and now have four, however, they have chosen to keep them away from the media’s attention and nothing about them is known including their names and their dates of birth. Katty hasn’t spoken about any other men she might have been with before meeting Tom, and therefore nothing about her love life prior to meeting him is known.

Interests and likes

Katty’s job for the BBC is taking a lot of her free time too, but she still finds gaps in her schedule for the things she enjoys doing for herself.

While not a lot of people know about this, Katty has been skiing since she was seven, and although she doesn’t do it as often as she did in the past, she is still an avid skier. She is a big lover of animals, and has had several dogs as well as cats throughout the years – her cats and dogs were even getting along with one another. She is a protector of human rights, which is one of the reasons why she got into journalism in the first place – she is very sensitive when it comes to the rights of women around the world, and is an advocate for the improvement of these rights.

Katty has been travelling since she was a child, and sees this as her main hobby – she has so far been all around the US, has seen a big portion of Europe, and has visited several countries in Asia and Africa.

Appearance and net worth

Katty is currently 54 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, while her height and weight aren’t known. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth has been estimated to be more than $500,000 and is steadily rising thanks to her job as a journalist.

Social media presence

Katty has accounts on several social media networks on the internet, but is not very active on all of these. She launched her Twitter account in June 2009, and has gathered more than 120,000 followers and tweeted over 28,000 times. Her Instagram account is currently followed by nearly 500 people, but Katty has uploaded only a single picture onto it – she is also running a Facebook page, which currently counts more than 3,500 fans.

General Info

Full NameKatty Kay
ProfessionJournalist
EducationUniversity of Oxford
NationalityEnglish

Family

SpouseTom Carver
ChildrenPoppy Carver, Maya Carver, Jude Carver, Felix Carver

Accomplishments

TV ShowsBBC World News America

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Release of her book, "Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success" by Katty with Claire Shipman. [June 2009]
2Mother of Felix, Maya, Jude and Poppy.
3Studied modern languages at the University of Oxford and, as a result, speaks fluent French and Italian. After graduation, briefly worked for the Bank of England.
4She is the Washington-based anchor for the BBC World News (1997) seen on PBS, BBC America and CBC Newsworld.
5Married to ex-BBC Newsnight correspondent and current "Control Risks Group" senior vice-president Tom Carver.
6She grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
State of Play2009Extra (uncredited)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morning Joe2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Contributor / Herself
Meet the Press2003-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist / Herself - BBC Correspondent / ...
Election Night in America2016TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Real Time with Bill Maher2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Panelist
U.S. 20142014TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Chris Matthews Show2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
BBC World News2013TV SeriesHerself - BBC World News
Now with Alex Wagner2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
US Election Night 20122012TV MovieHerself
Jeopardy!2012TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Modern Monarchy: Here & There2011TV MovieHerself - Host
William & Kate: Modern Monarchy2010TV MovieHerself - Host
U.S. 20102010TV MovieHerself - Presenter
BBC World News America2009TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
President Obama: The Inauguration2009TV MovieHerself - Washington Correspondent
US Election Night2008TV MovieHerself
BBC News 241997TV SeriesCorrespondent

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Protect Our Defenders: Advocacy Videos2013TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Washington Correspondent and Anchor, BBC World News America

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastBBC World News America (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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