Kaity Tong Bio | Wiki
Kaity Tong is an American journalist. She currently works at WPIX as an anchor. Kaity wanted to become a journalist since her early stages of life. She was mostly inspired by her great-uncle called Hollington K Tong. Kong was an author as well as the Chinese ambassador to the United States.
More motivation to pursue a career in journalism came to Kaity from her own mother who worked as a broadcaster and producer for Voice of America in the USA. In March 2010, her interview Meet a New York Legend was aired. Her viewers appreciated her efforts to share her ups and downs both in her personal as well as professional life. However, the interview raised some questions about Kaity having plastic surgery done on her.
Even some audiences posted online that Kaity must have had surgery and a facelift otherwise she would look old. However, these criticisms never affect Kaity at all. You can find Kaity on social networking sites. Pictures and the latest news about her can be found on her personal sites. She is on Twitter (@KatyTong), Instagram (knitting), Facebook, and she as well blogs.
Kaity Tong Age
She was born on July 23, 1947, in Qingdao, China. Kaity is 74 years old.
Kaity Tong Height
She is a woman of average stature. Kaity stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in ( Approx 1.6m).
Kaity Tong Family
She was born to Anita Tong, a tv producer, and George Tong on July 23, 1947, in Qingdao, China. In 1985, Kaity and her family moved to the USA and settled in Washington D.C where she grew up at. Kaity’s mother passed away on June 1, 2021, in her own bed with loved ones beside her
Patrick Callahan Kaity Tong Husband
She was first married to her ex-husband Robert Long, former news director, as well as vice-president at Los Angeles’s KNBC-TV. Kaity and Robert were blessed with a son Philip Long before they divorced each other on September 25, 2009. After the divorce, Kaity found love again by marrying Patrick Callahan, a professional photographer. However, this union too ended in a divorce. Kaity is a 77th-generation descendent of Confucius, the Chinese philosopher.
Kaity Tong Son
She has a son called Philip Long whom she got from her first marriage with her ex-husband Robert Long. Robert is a former vice president at KNBC-TV.
Kaity Tong Education
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. Later, Kaity joined a doctoral program at Stanford University in Chinese and Japanese literature.
Kaity Tong WPIX-TV | Channel 11
She has been serving as a news anchor since 1981. Kaity was born in Qingdao, China but grew up in the United States. She went to the USA along with her parents at the age of 4 years. Kaity became a popular and respected anchor on tv in the 80s. 2010 was a controversial year for Kaity. She was given a bad review and pay cuts. Kaity believed her news director at WPIX was trying to get rid of her because of her old age.
Still in that devastation, the news director Karen Scott and other personnel at WPIX accused Kaity had to leave the job after testifying in court. However, Kaity won a lawsuit. She began her career as a morning editor and also a producer at San Francisco KPIX-TV all-news radio while still a student at Stanford University. After leaving KPIX-TV, Kaity worked at many different places, which gained her experience and network in the media industry.
Currently, Kaity works at WPIX, a top news channel on the CW network. She is among the top female anchors at the canal right. There, Kaity does the weekend anchoring. Her hard work brought her many rewards and honors. Kaity was honored with Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary International. She was the first person to win the honor. Also, Kaity received a Champion of Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. She as well holds the highest honor, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Kaity’s colleagues at PIX11 include:
Marissa Torres– anchor
Kaity Tong Colon Surgery | In Hospital
Dr. Aronoff operated on Kaity after she had the scare of her life when her colon ruptured. In May 2018 Kaity experienced severe abdominal complications in her abdomen. After she visited her doctor, the doctor found ut that Kaity required two surgeries to correct acute gastrointestinal perforation. After a successful surgery, Kaity thanked Dr. Aronoff and the staff at Lenox Hill Hospital for saving her life. During her broadcast, Kaity expressed her gratitude for surviving the unexpected and also life-threatening illness.
Kaity Tong Salary
She earns a reasonable amount from her anchoring job. Kaity has an average salary of $73,567 per year.
Kaity Tong Net Worth
She has accumulated a lot of wealth over the years by working in the media industry. Kaity has an estimated net worth of $999,575.
How Old Is Kaity Tong From Channel 11 News
Kaity is a 74-year-old American anchor who was born on July 23, 1947, in Qingdao, China.
Is Kaity Tong Married
Currently, Kaity is not married. She was first married to her ex-husband Robert Long, former news director, as well as vice-president at Los Angeles’s KNBC-TV. Kaity and Robert were blessed with a son Philip Long before they divorced each other on September 25, 2009. After the divorce, Kaity found love again by marrying Patrick Callahan, a professional photographer. However, this union too ended in a divorce.
Where Is Kaity Tong From
Kaity was born on July 23, 1947, in Qingdao, China but migrated to the USA with her parents.