Is Katty Kay Married? Her Bio, Age, BBC, Salary, Height and Citizenship

Is Katty Kay married? Yes, she is. Her husband is none other than BBC foreign correspondent, Thomas Richard Carver aka Tom Carver. The couple got married in 1989 when Kay was 25 years old. She feels proud of being a wife to the Senior Vice-President at the Control Risks Group. The beautiful pair is blessed with four children together including a son (Felix Carver) and three beautiful daughters (Maya, Jude, Poppy Carver). This post allows our readers to explore more interesting personal facts and bio of Katty Kay:


Who is Katty Kay?

Born as Katherine B. Kay (real name), she landed on the planet on 14 November 1964, which makes her age be 57 years old as of 2021. By profession, she is a British journalist, broadcaster as well as a successful author. She is mostly recognized for presenting the current affairs news program BBC World News America. Her other popular works include hosting Beyond 100 Days with Christian Fraser on  BBC News, BBC World News and BBC Four. One of her major achievements includes anchoring BBC coverage of two Presidential elections (2016 and 2020). In addition to BBC, she is also known for he regular appearance on NBC News in Morning Joe.


What Nationality is Katty Kay? Is She English, American or Swiss?

Katherine B. Kay’s fans often ask if she holds dual citizenship. She belongs to British nationality and now also carries Swiss citizenship. On 17 May 2021. she tweeted that she turned Swiss. She revealed that she filed for an application three years earlier and finally received an email following the success of her citizenship application. Since May 2021, Kay has been holding dual nationality as both UK and Switzerland allow it.

It might be very interesting to our readers that Kay’s father was Swiss who died in early 2021. She has spent most of her early age in the Middle East. Her Swiss grandmother was a refugee.


BBC Journalist Katty Kay



Regarding Kay’s educational life, she was enrolled at St Hilda’s CollegeOxford and was a student of modern languages. In 1988, she earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. As per her wiki, she is very fluent in languages like English, French and Italian.


Body Measurements: How Tall is Katty Kay?

The beautiful journalist stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches. She has maintained her fitness and weighs about 64 kilograms. She looks amazing in her blonde hair with light grey eye color. Some online sources claimed that her body measurement records 35-25-34 inches. Kay is very focused on a healthy lifestyle and it won’t be wrong calling her a fitness freak. Who wouldn’t be surprised knowing that she is about to enter the age group of 60s.


Where Does Katty Kay Reside Now?

Through her social media handles, we can clearly know that Kathy currently lives in Washington, D.C. From the city, she has covered several global attention-grabbing coverages like sex scandals in the Clinton administration as well as wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.


What is Katty Kay Net worth?

Katherine “Katty” B. Kay has an estimated net worth of US$1.3 million. Her estimated salary is $280,000. She has co-authored three New York Times bestselling books i.e. The Confidence Code, Womenomics and  Confidence Code for Girls. The major portion of her net worth is contributed by her journalism career.


Who is Katty Kay’s mother?

Katty’s mother’s name is Shirley Kay. Her mother was also a journalist by profession. She has clearly mentioned that her mum was a hard worker and played the role of the best teacher in her life. Her mother took proper care in her childhood age in Arabs as her father was a diplomat.


Career and Professional Journey

Katty Kay’s first job wasn’t as a journalist as she went to work at the Bank of England. Although she entered the world of economics, she quickly realized that she was not made for it. She has also worked for an aid agency based in Zimbabwe. She was a good friend to British-German television news journalist/ writer Matt Frei (born on 14 November 1964) who came to her bringing a tape recorder and insisted Kay to initiate her journey in the field of media.

Finally, she stepped into the new profession by being appointed for the African section of the BBC World Service as Zimbabwe correspondent in the year 1990. She was called back to London where she worked for BBC World Service radio in London. Later, she moved to Tokyo in 1992 for BBC News. In 1996, she moved to Washington, D.C. and later joined The Times news bureau. Later, she decided to join BBC back and started working as a freelance journalist in 2002.


Journalist Katty Kay


She rose into the limelight when it was revealed that Kathy Kay and Mike Embley would co-present the BBC World news bulletins in London on BBC America. She turned the correspondent to presenter Matt Frei (her friend) of BBC World in October 2007. As of now, Kay has been anchoring the show.

The beautiful journalist has also been credited for her multiple appearances as a guest panelist on the American morning news and talk show, Morning Joe and television news/ interview program Meet the Press on NBC, television talk show Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO as well as Larry King Live on CNN. She also made frequent appearances on the call-in-show The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. She has also made a short appearance for the documentary science-fiction series Mars. Kay also covered the Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden for BBC in 2021.


Social Networking Handles

The anchor of BBC World News America, based in Washington, DC. Katty Kay is active on Twitter @KattyKay_ where she has amassed over 145k followers. One can also Find her active on Facebook @kattykaybbc.


Quick Facts

Birth Name: Katherine B. Kay

Date of Birth: November 14, 1969

Place of Birth: WallingfordBerkshire, England

Parents Name: Shirley Kay (mother)

Profession: BBC Journalist

Height: 5 feet and 9 inches

Weight: 64 kilograms

Net Worth: US$1.3 million (estimated)

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Marital Status: Married

Spouse/ Boyfriend: Tom Carver

Children: 4 (Felix, Maya, Jude and Poppy Carver)


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