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Kaity Tong Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Husband, Son, Height

Kaity Tong Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Husband, Son, Height

Facts of Katie Tong

Full Name:Katie Tong
Birth Date:June 23, 1947
Age:77 years
Profession:Journalist, Reporter
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
MarriedPatrick Callahan
DivorceRobert Long (2009)
Net Worth$ 4.5 Million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceQingdao
EducationStanford University
FatherGeorge Tong
MotherAnita Tong
KidsPhilip Tong
Twitter Katie Tong Twitter
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Kaity Tong is an American broadcast journalist as well as a reporter. She became popular due to her work as a television news anchor in New York City in 1981.

What is the nationality of Kaity Tong?

Kaity Tong entered this world in Qingdao, China on July 23, 1947. She came to the United States with her family at age four. Her sun sign is Cancer. As of now, she is 75 years old.

The name of her father is George Tong, and her mother is Anita Tong. She developed a keen interest in journalism after being influenced by her great-uncle, Hollington K. Tong.

Kaity Tong, Journalist
Caption: Kaity Tong, Journalist (Source: Twitter)

Kaity holds American-Chinese nationality and belongs to the Chinese ethnicity. Similarly, she follows the Christianity religion.

Academic Qualification of Kaity Tong

She attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated with a Bachelor of arts degree in English literature. Later on, she studied in a doctoral program at Stanford University in Chinese and Japanese literature.

Who is Kaity Tong’s Husband? Son

Kaity Tong is currently married to Patrick Callahan who is a professional photographer. But their exact date of marriage is unknown. They didn’t have any children together till now. They are living happily together without any divorce rumors.

Kaity Tong with her co-host
Kaity Tong with her co-host Photo: Pinterest

The only child has a son, Philip Long from her previous marriage with Robert Long. Robert Long is a former news director best known for serving as the vice president at Los Angeles’s KNBC-TV. Her first marriage fell apart and they divorced on September 25, 2009.

However, Kaity Tong was once involved in a controversy after the director at WPIX fired her because of her growing age and high salary payout. Later on, she filed a case against them, and eventually, the verdict was given in her favor.

How much is Kaity Tong’s Net Worth and Salary as of 2022?

Presently, her estimated net worth is $4.5 million as of 2022. However, there is no information about her salary and income. The average earning of a news anchor revolves around $14k to $875K per year. Similarly, the average salary of an American journalist is $40.590 per annum.

While working at WABC-TV, her salary was $750K per year. Hence, she had a highly rated payroll working in WABC-TV. Besides that, she uplifted her wealth from her acting career as well. The average salary of an actress is $39.84 per hour. In her debut 1994 movie, Wolf made a huge amount of $131 million on the budget of $70 million.

Apart from her professional career, she was involved in various charitable works like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, League for the Hard of Hearing, Friends for Life, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Nevertheless, she has not revealed her car and house.

Body Measurement (Height and Weight)

She stands at a good height of 5 feet 6 inches. Besides this, she has black eyes and her hair color is also black.

Kaity Tong, Journalist
Caption: Kaity Tong, Journalist (Source: Twitter)

News programs and Awards

Afterward, she joined KCRA-TV and served there as a co-anchor. From the year 1981, she started working at WABC-TV. She has also worked as a newscaster for Wolf, City Hall, Marci X, and Night Falls.

Then, in 1992, she joined WPIX as a lead female anchor and has been serving there ever since. Similarly, she co-anchored the station’s 10 p.m. show along with Marvin Scott from January 1992 to September 1992, Jack Cafferty from September 1992 to October 1998, and Jim Watkins from October 1998 to 2010.

Kaity Tong, Journalist
Caption: Kaity Tong, Journalist Source: Twitter

Concerning her awards and achievements, Kaity has received the Exceptional Achievement Award from The Women’s Project. In addition, she became the first woman to be honored by Rotary International and also with a Star award by the New York Women’s Agenda.

Moreover, she earned a Distinguished Woman award from the Chinese-American Planning Council. In the year 2018, she got the Governor’s Emmy Award.

The career of Kaity Tong

  • She started her broadcasting career as a morning editor and producer for KPIX-TV All-News Radio in San Francisco.
  • She worked for a year as a street reporter at the radio station which was the top all-news station in San Francisco.
  • But she tried to finish her master’s degree in Asian studies but was sidetracked by the news business.

FAQs of Kaity Tong

Did Kaity Tong suffer from a heart attack?

No, Kaity did not suffer from a heart attack but she did experience the scare of her life when she suffered from severe abdominal complications.

Does Kaity Tong have a child?

Kaity shares a son with her first husband, Robert Long. Her son’s name is Philip Long.