Katty Kay is an award-winning journalist whose instinctively global perspective on American politics and global affairs comes from having lived and worked in the Middle East, South Africa, Japan, Europe, and the U.S. throughout her career. Now Washington-based, Katty has been with the BBC for nearly 30 years as a reporter and lead anchor, reporting on six U.S. presidential elections, Washington politics, financial crashes, world trouble spots, sex scandals, global affairs, and much more. She is currently U.S. special correspondent for BBC Studios – where she creates and hosts TV documentaries from both the U.S. and Europe
Why you should book Katty Kay
- As the daughter of a British diplomat, Katty was born in the UK but grew up in the Middle East. She has lived in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Pretty much all over the world. Kay’s fresh perspective on American politics and international affairs is deeply rooted in this global background.
- As a broadcaster, Katty covers global affairs and American politics for a worldwide audience. Katty has reported on four U.S. presidential elections, as well as financial crashes, wars, sex scandals, and more. Not only a talented speaker Katty Kay makes a great moderator, host, interviewer, and facilitator.
Helping women turn thoughts into action and master a more confident mindset is one of Katty’s passions. She is co–author of six books with Claire Shipman, including four New York Times bestsellers – two were #1. Their first two bestsellers focus on women, success, and work. Womenomics examined the workplace revolution and inspired women to take control, dream big and discover a different way of weaving work into their lives – and in the process create more profitable companies with happier and more productive employees. They followed up with The Confidence Code, which inspired women to understand that confidence – the lynchpin of success – is a choice.
After her book The Confidence Code was released, parents everywhere asked about confidence and girls. That led to three more books co–authored by Katty with Claire Shipman and Jill Ellyn Riley. The Confidence Code for Girls debuted at the #1 spot on The New York Times bestseller list. The empowering, entertaining guide gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless. The follow–up, The Confidence Code for Girls Journal, is based on their in–depth research and helps teens and tweens tackle any challenge. Living the Confidence Code also debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list (Children’s Middle Grade) and is a collection of 30 true stories of real girls pursuing their passions, struggling and stumbling, but along the way figuring out how to build their own special brand of confidence. Katty and Claire’s sixth book, The Power Code, explores the nature of women’s power – in the workplace, in politics, and at home. It reveals how a new model, one designed by and for women, can empower them to become their most powerful selves and lead fuller and more satisfying lives, and help men do the same.
On the fun side, Katty had the distinction of being immortalized in pop culture in 2018 when her name was the answer to a question on the Jeopardy game show. In the same week, she was portrayed in a skit on Saturday Night Live which satirized a moment from MSNBC’s Morning Joe program.
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