Based in Washington, D.C., Katty Kay is lead anchor for BBC World News America. She covers the full gamut of American and global affairs — reporting on U.S. elections, the White House, Congress, Wall Street, global economies and world trouble spots. Prior to taking over as lead anchor, she had served as the Washington Correspondent for the BBC since 2002.
Katty Kay is also a frequent guest commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and others. Kay’s global perspective is instinctive and helps audiences cut through complex issues and see them in valuable context, and her style and wit coupled with her political and global savvy, make her an exceptional speaker, panel moderator and interviewer.
In her New York Times best seller, Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, Kay and co-author, Claire Shipman explore how women can manage to create a professional life that meets their needs, resulting in more profitable companies with happier employees.
Katty Kay’s career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990 where she started filing radio reports for BBC World Service radio. From there she also covered the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Kay then went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake and the Japanese economic recession. She settled in Washington in 1996 to join the Times’ Washington bureau before returning to the BBC in 2002.
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Outside of the U.S., Katty Kay is seen globally on the BBC World News channel where her broadcasts bring the vast international audience a unique insight on U.S. news and political events.
Katty Kay grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford from where she went on to work for a brief period with the Bank of England. She speaks fluent French and Italian.
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