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Kaity Tong Biography, Age, Height, Family, Surgery, Husband,Education,Net Worth and News

Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist. She has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981. She is one of the most reputed television anchors in New York City. During her successful career, she

 

Kaity Tong Biography

Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist. She has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981. She is one of the most reputed television anchors in New York City. During her successful career, she is won several prestigious awards including Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.

Kaity Tong Age

The Chinese-born American broadcast journalist was born in Qingdao, China on July 23, 1947. She came to the United States with her family at age four. She is of Chinese-American nationality and is 71 years old as of 2018.

Kaity Tong Height

Kaity Tong has an average body figure given the fact that she is in her 70s. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Kaity Tong Family

Kaity (pronounced “kite-ee”) Tong was born in Qingdao, China and arrived in the United States with her family at age four. Her parents Americanized their names to George and Anita Tong. She became a United States citizen in 1985. Growing up in Washington D.C., she was inspired to become a journalist by her great-uncle, Hollington K. Tong, an ambassador to the US from China as well as an acclaimed author. Her mother worked for the Voice of America as a broadcaster and producer in Washington D.C.

Kaity Tong Husband

As for now, she is living her single life at the moment. In the first place, she is not dating anyone at present, let alone being engaged to a fiance. However, this doesn’t mean she never married before. As a matter of fact, she already went through two failed marriages. Initially, She married her boyfriend turned husband, Robert Long. Long worked as a news director and vice-president at Los Angeles’s KNBC-TV until September 25, 2009. Unluckily, her first married life ended in a bitter divorce. Likewise, after a break of time, she tied the knot with her lover, Patrick Callahan. Callahan is a professional photographer.

Like her previous marriage, Tong’s second marriage also didn’t favor her and the couple divorced sometime later. The evergreen television star shares one son, Philip Long from her ex-husband, Robert. On the contrary, she does not have any child from her second husband, Callahan. After two failed relationships, Tong is most probably single for now. Initially, Tong married her boyfriend turned husband, Robert Long. Long worked as a news director and vice-president at Los Angeles’s KNBC-TV until September 25, 2009. Unluckily, her first married life ended in a bitter divorce.

Likewise, after a break of time, she tied the knot with her lover, Patrick Callahan. Callahan is a professional photographer. Like her previous marriage, Tong’s second marriage also didn’t favor her and the couple divorced sometime later. The evergreen television star shares one son, Philip Long from her ex-husband, Robert. On the contrary, she does not have any child from her second husband, Callahan. After two failed relationships, Tong is most probably single for now.

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She attended Bryn Mawr College on an academic scholarship. She graduated with honors with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. She was accepted to the doctoral program of Stanford University in Chinese and Japanese literature, and she intended to be an instructor in English literature.

Kaity Tong Career

She began her broadcasting career, getting what she thought would be a summer job as morning editor and producer for KPIX-TV All-News Radio in San Francisco. The summer job turned into a year-long stint at the radio station which was the top all-news station in San Francisco. Tong managed to complete her master’s degree in Asian studies but was sidetracked by the news business.

Kaity Tong Net Worth

Have you been wondering how much does Tong worth, well, according to records as of 2019, Kaity Tong estimated net worth is around $4.5 million. In fact, the report dates quite back in time; thus we are still reviewing her net worth. She primarily accumulates her net worth from her career in television and acting. Currently, she is working as a journalist and news anchor in PIX11. 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 year.

Kaity Tong  Awards

She joined Gloria Steinem and Beverly Sills by receiving the Exceptional Achievement Award from The Women’s Project. She was the first woman honored by Rotary International with its Paul Harris Fellowship. She was also honored with a Star award by the New York Women’s Agenda. She has been recognized by the Chinese America Arts Council for her excellence in communication. She received a Distinguished Woman award from the Chinese-American Planning Council and a Champion of Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. A naturalized citizen, Tong received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work. In 2018, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Tong the Governor’s Emmy Award “for her four decades of presenting the news with integrity and compassion.”

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Kaity Tong Colon Surgery

TV news anchor thanks Dr. Aronoff for life-saving operation