Updated: 04/18/2017 07:53 PM | First Published: 04/17/2017 01:53 PM

Katty Kay

Katty Kay on the sets of BBC World News America

Katherine Kay, known professionally as Katty Kay, is an English Journalist and the New York Times bestselling author. She is lead news presenter at BBC World News America. Alongside Claire Shipman, she has two bestselling books, Womenomics and The Confidence Code.

Early Life

Born on November 14, 1964 in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, Katty grew up in various Middle East countries where her British diplomat father was posted. Fluent speaker of French and Italian, Kay studied modern languages at the University of Oxford. She worked briefly at the Bank of England where she realized financial world was not for her, and went on to work in Zimbabwe for an aid agency.


After being persuaded by friend Matt Frei to become a journalist, she joined BBC in 1990, working as a Zimbabwe correspondent of the BBC World Service. After returning to London, she worked for BBC World Service Radio, and was later posted to Tokyo in 1992 and Washington DC in 1996 for BBC News television. Shortly after, she joined The Times, but returned to BBC in 2002 as a freelance journalist.

Kay joined Mike Embley to co-present BBC World News bulletin in 2004 which was broadcasted over 230 television stations. In 2007, she became correspondent to her friend, Matt Frei for Washington based broadcast, BBC World News America. As a guest panelist, she appears on Morning Joe, Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Personal Life

Katty is married to Tom Carver, current Control Risks group vice-president and ex-BBC reporter. Together they have four children. She claims to be non-religious.


In 2009, Kay co-authored a book Womenomics with senior national correspondent of ABC NewsGood Morning America. The New York Times bestseller was published by Harper Collins. In 2014, Harper Business published second book from the pair, The Confidence Code which also was a New York Times bestseller.

Name Katty Kay
Profession Journalist
Gender Female
Birthday November 14, 1964
Age 56 Years Old