Katty Kay

Anchor @ BBC World News America
Anchor, BBC World News America

Katty Kay has been with BBC since 1990 where she filed radio reports from Zimbabwe for the Africa Service of BBC World Service radio. Among the stories covered during her time there were Zimbabwean land reform and the issue of white farmers,the independence of Namibia, and the demise of the apartheid in South Africa. Kay then became a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake, the gas attack on the Tokyo underground and the beginning of the Japanese economic recession. She settled in Washington, D.C. in 1996 where she took time off broadcast journalism to join The Time Washington bureau before returning to the BBC as a freelance journalist in 2002. From Washington, Kay has covered sex scandals in the Clinton administration, three presdiential elections as well as wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. She is co-author of The New York Times best seller "Womenomics", Kay studied modern languages at Oxford and is fluent in French and Italian, with proficiency in Japanese.