Kaity Tong Biography and Wiki
Kaity Tong is a Chinese-American broadcast journalist who has anchored the news in the New York City market since 1981. She anchors the PIX 11 News at 5 and 10 on weekends. Tong also served as a news anchor for 10 years at WABC’s “Eyewitness News.”
She is especially proud to have received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Kaity was recently honored by the popular website, FabulousOverFifty and she couldn’t be happier to share her story and achievements with them.
Kaity Tong Age| Nationality
She was born on July 23, 1947, and is currently 74 years old as of 2021. She celebrates her birthday on July 23rd every year. Being born in Qingdao (the home of Haier and Hisense), China, she is of the Chinese nationality. Tong became a United States Citizen in 1985 and was brought up in Washington, D.C. hence of American nationality.
Kaity Tong Height| Weight
Kaity stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 meters). Her average weight is currently not known. Also, more details about her physical appearance and other body measurements are currently not known and will be updated as soon as we get to find out from her or from other reliable sources.
Kaity Tong Family| Parents| Siblings
Kaity is the daughter of George and Anita Tong. She was born in China and moved to the US with her family when she was four years old. She had her great- Uncle Hollington Tong, an ambassador to the US from China as well who inspired her to become a journalist. Her mother, Anita served for the Voice of America as a broadcaster and producer in Washington, D.C.
Kaity Tong Husband| Married| Divorced
Kaity married Robert Long, a former news director and vice president at Los Angeles. The couple had a son together named, Philip Long. However, Kaity and her husband separated in September 2009. Later, Tong married Patrick Callahan, who is a photographer.
Kaity Tong Education
Not so much is known about her educational background. We only know that she graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, with honors on an academic scholarship. She studied English Literature and graduated in 2018. Kaity obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr in 2018, graduating with honors. She managed to get her master’s degree in Asian studies, but was needed at the news business more. Further details about it will be updated soon.
Kaity Tong Sickness
In May 2018 Tong experienced severe abdominal complications in her abdomen, and she required two surgeries to correct acute gastrointestinal perforation. Dr. Aronoff recently operated on her after she had the scare of her life when her colon ruptured.
Kaity Tong PIX 11 News
Kaity started her telecom profession, coincidentally, getting what she thought would be only a late spring position as morning manager and producer for KCBS All-News Radio in San Francisco. The late spring position transformed into a year-long spell at the top all-news radio broadcast in San Francisco. Kaity figured out how to complete her Masters in Asian Studies, yet was diverted the news business, and never completed her doctoral paper.
She started her TV profession as a reporter for KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Initially employed as an author for the station, Kaity was approached for a live test. She was given the opportunity to earn her job on the spot- reporter position. Not long after that, Kaity was recruited as the co-anchor of the main appraised 5 p.m. furthermore, 10 p.m. broadcasts on KCRA-TV, the NBC partner in Sacramento, CA. While at KCRA, her community administration and inclusion in nearby issues were recognized by the United Way, the California State Legislature, and the Sacramento City Council.
After two years, Kaity was enrolled by WABC-TV and moved to New York, where she started as an overall correspondent and co-anchor of the “End of the week News Edition”, before co-anchoring the 5 pm and 11 pm reports. While at WABC, Kaity worked closely with news veterans Roger Grimsby, Bill Beutel, and Tom Snyder.
Kaity has been recognized by the Chinese America Arts Council for her greatness in communication. She has gotten a “Recognized, Woman” grant from the Chinese-American Planning Council and a Champion of Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. Kaity is very happy to have gotten the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her hard work. She is associated with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, League for the Hard of Hearing, China AIDS Fund, Plate to Plate, and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families.
What is Kaity Tong’s salary? | Kaity Tong Net worth
Tong was released from the company due to her high salary of $750,000 per year at the time which is equivalent to $1,353,965 today. Her estimated net worth is currently under review and will be updated soon. More details about her wealth, assets, properties, houses, cars she owns, private jets and villas, and so much more are currently not known and will be updated soon.