• Kaity Tong

    American-Chinese broadcaster

    Kaity Tong

  • Facts of Kaity Tong

    Name Kaity Tong
    Date of Birth July 23, 1947
    Zodiac Sign Leonews anchor
    Gender Female
    Birth Country Qingdao, China
    Nationality Chinese-American
    Ethnicity Asian
    Profession American-Chinese broadcaster
    Marital Status Divorce
    Marriage Date September 25, 2009
    Spouse Robert Long (divorced) Patrick Callahan (divorced)
    Children 1 Philip Long
    Hair Color Black
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Father George Tong
    Mother Anita Tong
    Education Bryn Mawr College (B.A., English literature)
    Uncle Hollington Tong
    Movies The Manchurian Candidate

    Kaity Tong, a Chinese American journalist, is now on TV for four decades. She is one of New York City’s most prominent TV anchors. 

    During her productive career, she received many prestigious honors, including the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship.

    Kaity’s Early Life and Family

    On July 23, 1947, Kaity Tong was born in Qingdao, China. She came with her family to the United States at the age of four. 

    Kaity holds the nationality of the Americas and Chinese ethnicity. Her sign of the sun in Cancer. 

    Her father’s name is George Tong, and her mother is Anita Tong. After being inspired by her great uncle, Hollington K. Tong, she developed a keen interest in journalism.

    She attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated in English Literature with a Bachelor of Arts, and she then read Chinese and Japanese literature at Stanford University. Read also Brittany Decker Biography

    Kaity’s Married Life

    Kaity has already married a professional photographer, Patrick Callahan. However, their exact marriage date is unknown. Before now, they had no children together. They live happily together without talk of divorce.

    From her previous marriage to Robert Long, she has a son, Philip Long. Robert Long is a former news director and a vice-president at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, with their first marriage breaking down and divorced on 25 September 2009.

    Kaity Tong and ex Husband Patrick Callahan
    Kaity Tong and Ex-Husband Patrick Callahan
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    Kaity, however, once engaged in a dispute after the WPIX Director fired her due to her advancing age and high wage payment. She subsequently lodged an appeal against them and ultimately issued a verdict on her behalf.

    Kaity’s Success Story

    She began her career as a radio editor for KPIX-TV All-News Radio in San Francisco in the morning. She served as a street reporter for one year on the San Francisco radio station, the top all-news channel. Yet she wanted to complete her M.Sc. in Asian studies, but the news business was sidetracked.

    She then joined KCRA-TV and worked as a co-anchor there. She began working on WABC-TV in 1981. She also worked for Fox, City Hall, Marci X, and Night Falls as a newscaster.

    Then she joined WPIX in 1992 as a leading female anchor and has worked there since. She co-anchored the station in the same way at 10 p.m. Show together with Marvin Scott and Jack Cafferty from January 1992 to September 1992 and Jim Watkins from October 1998 to 2010.

    Kaity received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Women’s Initiative for her recognition and accomplishments. She also became the first woman to receive an award from Rotary International and a New York Women’s Agenda Star Award. Besides, she was made a Distinguished Woman by the Chinese-American Planning Council. In 2018, she won the Emmy Award from the Governor.

    Net Worth – $5 Million

    Kaity’s approximate net value is reportedly $5 million as of 2020. Nevertheless, her wages and incomes are not known. The average news anchor earnings are about $14 K to $875 K per year. Similarly, a US journalist’s average salary is $40,590 a year. as compare to Abby Hornacek net worth is $400000.

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